Affordable Preserved Flowers and Flower Arrangements
Even with proper care and hydration, cut flowers are typically only able to survive in water for two weeks at most before they begin to wilt. For longer-lasting blooms, there’s always the option of artificial flowers, but if that doesn’t appeal to you, there are other alternatives available such as preserved flowers.
If you are considering this as an option, you might wonder: are preserved flowers more expensive? While it might appear so at first glance, preserved floral arrangements actually work out cheaper in the long run, and if you’re looking for some budget-friendly options, this is our quick guide to some of our affordable preserved flowers and bouquets, all for under £25.
Affordable Flower Arrangements
Preserved arrangements are a great way to add elegance to your home. Our collection includes the small-but-beautiful rock bouquet in autumnal tones, or if you are looking for something a little more whimsical, our charming daisies posy with pops of pink gypsophila looks lovely as a side table decoration. Both arrangements contain a mix of dried and preserved flowers.
If you are seeking an alternative to dried flowers, preserved flower bouquet provides the appearance and scent of freshly-cut flowers, minus the limited shelf-life. Made with a non-toxic solution designed to slow down the process of wilting, preserved flowers are designed to retain the freshness of cut flowers for longer, but are preserved flowers worth it, and how much maintenance do they require?
Since they do not require sunlight or water, preserved flowers are relatively low-maintenance, requiring only an occasional light dusting. For more cleaning tips, see our tips on Flower Care. Their preservation process also means they do not attract insects, and they can also be a better option for those with pollen allergies.
Regrowing the Flower Industry
In recent years, the overall price of fresh flowers has risen. This is partly due to the complications arising from Brexit surrounding matters like logistics and taxation and also disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, which precipitated the Dutch flower market crash, which in turn had an enormous impact on global flower supply.
Through purchasing flowers (fresh, dried or preserved), customers can help to support the flower industry as it recovers, while subscription packages available offering a wide variety of products provide value to customers while allowing them to continue supporting the industry as it recovers.
Our Preserved Flower Range
If you are looking for a romantic gift, our Magic Rose collection features single stem scarlet blooms that last for up to a year and can be even more cost-effective if bought as part of a bouquet. Alternatively, our single Magic Rose displayed in a miniature glass milk bottle makes for a simple yet lovely table decoration.
If you love the scent of eucalyptus, you’re also in luck: choose from our minimally chic porcelain table bud vase containing sprigs of delicate Gypsophila (baby’s breath), and elegant Solidago, or our lush green Mixed Sprigs pack featuring green, willow and peppermint eucalyptus.
For more ideas and inspiration, have a browse through our Gifts Under £25 today, or explore our shop for bouquets and arrangements that last up to a year. You can have guaranteed beautiful flowers in your home for longer.