Sustainable Dried Flowers – The Many Benefits

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or wedding, a fresh bouquet of flowers always brings a smile and joy. Flowers are a symbol of love, beauty, joy, and gratitude. We always try to make them last as long as possible, but what if I told you there was a more sustainable, long lasting option out there? 

Due to the short lifespan of conventional flower bouquets, some companies have now opted for dried flower bouquets options, which we love to see. Millions of fresh flowers are wasted before they are even sold and the process of shipping them from overseas has a negative effect on our environment. However, a much more environmentally-friendly alternative has been found in  creating these dried flower bouquets, which can last for years to come!

 

In the last 5 years we’ve seen the rise of dried flowers in mainstream home and lifestyle trends, which is a really positive thing. It shows how people are changing their habits and thinking more about the long term effects of what and how they buy. Larger companies and letterbox flower brands such as Bloom & Wild, Bloom Post, Waitrose and even Sainsbury’s now offer beautiful dried flower options along with a plethora of small, eco-friendly businesses – Cosy Posy Co is one of our favs – check them out: https://www.instagram.com/cosyposyco/?hl=en

Dried flowers come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. They have several advantages over fresh flowers, here are some of them:

Long-lastings

One of their best benefits is their long life. While fresh flowers only last about 10 days, dried flowers last for several years. Whether it is to decorate your living room or to give a bouquet to someone you love, you will be sure to have a natural and beautiful product for a long time.

 

Easy to care for!

If you forget to water flowers or simply don’t have time to take care of them, dried flowers are your best option. The fact they are dried means that they don’t have to be watered or cut, as they will keep without any care needed.

 

Variety and colour

Don’t worry if you think you can’t find your favourite flower in this version. There are multiple flowers that can be dried. From roses to lavender, you can create a unique bouquet with all kinds of colours. Besides, you can also dye them, add glitter or snow, and make your personalised bouquet.

There are so many flowers that can be dried, from rose to ranunculus. Often the process of drying them brings out the most delicate and intricate shapes along with a softer, muted colour palette – perfect for the more minimalists out there! However, some dried flowers include dyed flowers if you’re looking for a brighter, more unique option!

Flowers in all seasons!

You no longer have to wait until spring to have your bouquet at home. Thanks to their long life, you can have flowers all year round and swap them around throughout the seasons.

 

Repurposed and Savour

Dried flowers can be savoured and repurposed in several ways – one that is ever growing in popularity is saving special bouquets to be used as confetti at weddings. This is a great eco-friendly alternative to plastic confetti as it will naturally biodegrade, reducing the impact on the environment. Used dried bouquets you’ve been gifted or start drying out fresh bouquets and saving the petals for that special day.

More and more people are opting for their flowers to be dried as a way of preserving and creating a keepsake of their special day. There are several companies now offering this preserving service which help capture special memories that will last for years to come.

We hope that we’ve convinced you to give dried flowers a try. They have so many wonderful benefits and we love how their longevity helps reduce waste and overconsumption. If you’re looking for something sustainable to house your dried flowers, why not give this a go!