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Dried & Preserved Flower Care

So you have received a bouquet of preserved flowers, how real and beautiful they look! And indeed, preserved flowers are real flowers that have undergone a chemical process to retain the integrity and beauty of the fresh cut flowers without a need for water (For those curious about what are preserved flowers, read here!). Preserved flowers can last up to a year. Its colour may fade over time; however, it will not wilt. Although preserved flowers needn’t to be attended as carefully as fresh flowers, they still require some care to last longer. Do not place them in water. They are treated plants and are not alive. Avoid placing them in high temperatures or direct sunlight. Preserved flowers are re-colourised....

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What are Preserved Flowers?

Flowers may be ephemeral, but that didn’t stop mankind from attempting to preserve the beauty of flowers. The preservation of flowers dates back thousands of years where they were found in Egyptian tombs. One of the earliest methods of preserving flowers are through drying. However, air drying flowers causes them to lose their vibrancy, on top of becoming brittle. To combat these problems, new technologies to preserve flowers has been created, giving birth to a new type of flower, the preserved fresh flower. Preserved flowers look and feel like fresh-cut flowers. They retain the integrity of fresh flowers and have more colours and last longer. The preserved fresh flowers are made from fresh-cut flowers. The selection of raw material is...

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The emerging floral store caught amidst this global pandemic

The widespread effects brought upon by the Covid-19 has brought parts of the world to a standstill. Here in Singapore, it has been announced that the circuit breaker implemented will be extended by another month as our country fight to overcome this crisis. Many businesses have halted operations due to a myriad of reasons, be it law imposed by the government or a large decrease in sales. The fate of businesses, especially small ones, remains a question unanswered. Whimsical Emporium has halted our operations since April. It is unfortunate that our introductory post is rather somber. We are a young floral store that has only launched last August. Without experiences in business operations, we learnt along the way. Our recent...

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Buying Flowers for Her

You want to do something to surprise your girlfriend. You decided that its time to buy flowers for the special lady in your life. However, you are stumped by the myriad of choices of flowers and arrangements available in the market. And most importantly, when to buy her the flowers? So, when should you buy her the flowers? Be it Valentine’s day, anniversaries or birthdays, nothing makes a girl’s day more than an unsolicited gesture of love. Be it on a Tuesday or a Thursday, the more random the timing the better. Flowers given for no reason other than “these are beautiful, and they remind me of you”, are a lot more special than those scheduled into the calendar. Which...

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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Upon receiving your bouquet of fresh flowers, you can help these beautiful flowers last longer with proper care. Whimsical Emporium uses the freshest flowers available to fill your bouquet. To increase the lifespan of these flowers in our local heat and humidity, we have some tips for you! Recut Stems and Remove Foliage Remove the bouquet wrapping from your flowers and cut the stem at an angle before placing them into your vase. Use a scissor or sharp knife to avoid squashing the stem, and destroying its vascular system, thus preventing water absorption. The angled cut increases the surface area for hydration and prevents the bottom of the stem from sitting directly on the vase, thus blocking water flow. Remove...

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