How Do They Make Roses That Last a Year?
Sounds crazy, right? But it's true, gone are the days of roses that
wither and die shortly after you receive them. Now you can enjoy the
look and scent of your roses for an entire year!
So how do we do it? Through a multi-step process that relies on delicate breeding, proper cultivation, and a preservation procedure that ensures your roses will maintain their lush and gorgeous appearance for far longer than your typical everyday rose.
Real or Fake?
You may be asking yourself if these are real flowers. The answer is yes, these are genuine 100% real, naturally grown in special soils that produce the type of rose that can withstand our specific preservation process. Every flower we sell undergoes this lengthy set of procedures to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase.
These are genuine 100% real, naturally grown in special soils that produce the type of rose that can withstand our specific preservation process.”
What is the Preservation Process?
We can't give away all of our secrets but we
can let you in on some of the ways that we are able to make our
roses last for a year or even longer.
The rose is closely cultivated until it reaches the ideal maturity for harvesting. After the rose has been cut, the flower is exposed to a dehydration process before it is dipped into a glycerin-based formula made of special herbal solutions, oils, and non-toxic floral wax to rehydrate the rose and lock in its freshness.
From there, the rose is dyed and an all-natural scent is added to the flower. The aroma of the rose is unfortunately lost in the preservation process.
So These are Dried Roses?
No, there is a distinct difference between dried
roses and roses that have been preserved to extend longevity and freshness.
A dried flower is usually left to hang dry over a period of many days. During this time, the stem and the bloom will become dehydrated and, at this point, the rose will start to look shriveled, fragile, drained of color, and the rose will begin to crumble. The only preservation you can do at this point is to hang or press the rose inside of a book. Should you try to pick it up or remove it from its resting place, the rose will probably fall apart in your hands.
A preserved flower maintains the structural integrity of the stem and bloom.”
A preserved flower maintains the structural integrity of the stem and bloom. The petals will not disconnect and fall to the floor and the freshness of the rose will remain intact. The roses will be delivered to you in one of our boxes to help protect them for a whole year, possibly longer if maintained under proper conditions.
How Do These Compare to Everyday Roses?
Simply put, a bouquet of roses you buy at a flower shop or floral department of your local supermarket will last a week to ten days if they are kept in water with the tips snipped from the stems. There are additives you can put into the water to extend their life a few more days.
But no matter how cautious and dedicated you are about caring for your roses, they will eventually die and you can dry/press a couple to remember them by. The rest you will end up throwing away.
Through our complex preservation process, our roses will last far longer and maintain their beautiful appearance for as long as you own them. The shelf life may differ depending certain factors of your home and environment. However, you can rest assured these roses will be on display in your home or office space for at least one whole year.