posted at 3/17/2010 4:32 PM EDT
After the wedding (may 09), I had tried to hang my bouquet to dry. This failed since they were short stems tucked into a holder, so they all fell out & ended up sitting on the floor behind the door before I realized. DH left his bout sitting on his dresser. All ended up turning brown-ish and really not worth saving for much.
Fast forward till last month when I finally got a renter for my condo. We had to clean it out of all wedding remnants, including the 2 extra bouts in the fridge. We had tossed them in there, still in their plastic containers, 9 months ago. They looked beautiful still & the red & white roses looked remarkably fresh & colorful. We took them home & they've been sitting at room temp for a couple of weeks now & still look great. All dired out too, so I think they'll stay like that.
Wish I had thought to do that with our actual flowers from the day, so i thought I'd share!
Re: preserving flowers
posted at 3/25/2010 8:59 AM EDT
Thanks for sharing! Good info.