Picked from the gardens of friends and acquaintances in East Lothian.
Slowly dried to retain colour and shape.
Under ideal conditions you can expect this wreath to last a fair while – anything between 6 months and a year, but it will not last indefinitely.
Remember that dried flowers are full of natural colour variation and the drying process continues. Dried arrangements are very delicate and contain often brittle organic material and will not tolerate frequent handling, temperature extremes, or, importantly direct sunlight. Take particular care when cleaning around them. Expect some leaf material to drop naturally and some browning.
A dried flower arrangement should grow old gracefully and even withstand the occasional minor repair, if you have nimble fingers.
Avoid hanging dried arrangements in a dusty or frequently trafficked area, like a working kitchen. If the arrangement is used as a door hanging, expect this to shorten it’s life. Dried arrangements are not suitable for outdoor applications, unless very temporary.