Dried vs Preserved Nature: What's the Difference?

Preserved nature is an excellent alternative to cut flowers and potted plants, with a versatility of use unmatched in the floral world.

If you're wondering, "Is there a difference between dried and preserved nature?", then the short answer is a resounding YES! And you're not alone in your thoughts, we get a ton of questions and comments asking us exactly this, so we thought we'd take some time to explain.
The dried and stabilized varieties are both REAL plants, flowers and herbs that have just undergone slightly different processes to keep them looking great and to make them last.

Many of us LOVE having flowers in our homes but they are expensive, they don't last long and you have to remember to buy them every week. Some of us let our bouquets "dry" until they're so wilted and sad that we have to give in and admit defeat. Varieties of dried or preserved nature are the ideal solution if you don't have the time or inclination to care for living plants but still want a little nature in your home. Let's see in more detail what the differences are.

Dried flowers and herbs

Dried flowers are, as the name suggests, flowers that have been dried, nothing more than that. No chemicals, no fancy processes, just good old-fashioned air drying.
They don't have to be kept in water and they can't die no matter how much you neglect them, just artfully arrange them in a vase and you're good to go. In recent years, also thanks to the greater sensitivity in terms of environmental sustainability, they are back in fashion and today it is possible to find on the market a wide range of naturally dried products, for example the pampas , which are highly sought after and increasingly distant from that vintage aesthetic that associates dried flowers with the classic "grandmother's house" centerpiece.

Flowers and stabilized greenery

Preserved nature is exactly that: nature that is "stabilized" in its most lush state, which just means that these flowers and greenery keep the look they had when they were fresh, but will last MUCH longer because the sap that is usually found in them has been replaced with a natural preservative.
In the case of our foliage, this is vegetable glycerin, which helps the plant retain water; food coloring, which gives the plant its color; nutrients, to keep the plant nourished and looking fresh.
These plants love places that living plants cannot tolerate.

Preserved nature is not afraid of dark corners and shady areas, making it fantastic for places where other sunlight-loving plants cannot thrive. No treatment required; there is no need to water or expose to light, they can last for years if placed in the right environment and furthermore, being antistatic, they do not attract dust.

We've made the job of welcoming your spaces even easier by pairing our timeless nature with some gorgeous vase options in kits crafted by our flower designers . No more headaches trying to figure out if the tones of the vase and the stems work together or if indeed the stems will fit correctly and proportionally in whichever vase you choose. Tiredness avoided! 

Sustainable design

Starting from an ethical and conscious choice that reduces the environmental impact of disposable culture, flowers and stabilized and dried greenery are finding ever greater application in the creative sphere.

Their durability allows in fact to design semi-permanent installations
that dialogue in a suggestive way with the inhabited space: vertical gardens for example, or suspended floral subjects, can become a compositional element that softens the architecture of the space and generates an aesthetic, dynamic and lively experience.