Our specialty is our years of experience in freeze dry preservation, our knowledge of the florist industry (we are also florists), and that we also have a custom framing business within our walls. This enables you to have endless choices in frame mouldings, backgrounds, window mat options, and glass options including Museum Glass. Let us turn your precious flowers into a timeless piece of art to cherish for years to come.
Whether you’re a bride-to-be or you want a cherished item preserved beautifully for years to come, we can help.
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Freeze-drying requires usage of a specialized machine. The top chamber will hold approximately 30 bouquets.
When the flowers are placed in the machine the temperature is -30 degrees F. At this point, special loading skills are required to best position flowers before being frozen to avoid being frozen in a non-desirable shape. Physical placement in the machine (top, bottom, front, rear) is very important for certain flower types. Within a few hours the florals are solidly frozen. Certain flower types require additional steps within the freeze- dry machine.
The frozen moisture is extracted under vacume and can take up to 6 weeks in the cycle. Because we have multiple freeze-dry machines, your flowers will ALWAYS be placed directly in a freeze-dry machine, not a holding freezer which is meant for food.
Although most flowers do well in this process, it is best to ask us about your flowers. There are a few we do not suggest to use: bouvardia, asiatic lilies, daisies (Gerbera’s are ok), lily of the valley, stock, phlox, sweet pea, iris, and wildflower types. The color of a flower that has been freeze-dried will never be the exact shade as when was fresh. We use the most current pre and post treatments with UV to try to maintain color as close as possible. These treatments are VERY important for the longevity of the flower. The post treatment also seals the flower to avoid reabsorption of humidity into the petals.
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