When it comes to choosing flowers, the dilemma often boils down to one question: fresh or preserved? While fresh flowers have been a go-to for centuries, preserved flowers have been making a name for themselves, especially in the modern, busy world we live in. So what's the difference between the two, and why might you choose one over the other? Let's dive into the beautiful world of blooms and find out.

The Lifespan

Fresh Flowers

The most striking feature of fresh flowers is their vibrant beauty, but this beauty is fleeting. Fresh flowers, depending on the type and care, generally last about a week before they start to wilt.

Preserved Flowers

In contrast, preserved flowers can last for years if properly taken care of. They go through a preservation process that maintains their natural appearance, allowing you to enjoy their beauty for much longer.

Care and Maintenance

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers require a constant supply of water, and some even need flower food or other specific conditions like sunlight or cool temperatures.

Preserved Flowers

Preserved flowers are much less demanding. Generally, they require no water, and just need to be kept out of direct sunlight and high humidity.

Versatility and Use

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are more fragile and need to be handled with care. They are best suited for immediate occasions like weddings or parties.

Preserved Flowers

Preserved flowers offer more versatility. They are often used in arrangements, like those you'll find encased in beautiful glass domes at The Floral House, that are meant to be long-lasting home or office decor.

Environmental Impact

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers have a higher carbon footprint due to the need for constant transportation and the waste generated once they wilt.

Preserved Flowers

Preserved flowers, on the other hand, are more eco-friendly because of their longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements.


Whether you choose fresh or preserved flowers depends on what you're looking for. If you want flowers for a short-term event and love the ritual of caring for them, fresh might be the way to go. But if you're looking for longevity, less maintenance, and a more eco-friendly option, preserved flowers like those from The Floral House are an excellent choice.

So the next time you're looking to bring the beauty of nature into your life, consider the long-lasting beauty of preserved flowers. Head over to our online shop to explore our stunning range of preserved flower glass domes.

Written by The Floral House

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