Why Choose Dried Flowers Instead of Fresh Flowers

2021-02-06 15:25

Fresh flowers or a new plant can transform a home as easily as the weather. But personally, They still have some disadvantages. Keeping plants alive is anxiety inducing for me, and a bouquet that costs more than my dinner is only attractive.

Dried flowers, on the other hand, are frozen in time. I’ve had bouquets for years that are as colorful and fragrant as the day I bought them. They don’t have the same vibrancy of fresh flowers but they have a dark beauty that can be alluring in a totally different way. And if you buy (or dry!) them once, they’ll outlast several bouquets of fresh flowers—meaning if you’re a weekly flower buyer, you’re actually saving money by going dry.

I purchased a bouquet of dried flowers at a local farmers market but you can find beautifully arranged dried bouquets from retailers on Etsy or pre-dried lavender at Trader Joe’s. If you’re a DIYer, try air-drying your own arrangement or framing a few pressed sprigs in a floating herbarium.

If flowers aren’t your thing, cut leaves and branches can offer a more rustic look, but are just as convenient and versatile. They seem to stay fresh longer than flowers, and if they’re sturdy enough, they just sort of dry out in the vase they’re in, still looking lovely and organic. Use a few branches out of the backyard as centerpieces for your next dinner party or leave a bundle of eucalyptus by the front door to welcome your guests with the refreshing scent.

However you decide to incorporate dried botanicals into your decor, you will love them for years to come!

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