Frequently Asked Questions
- 1.What is freeze drying?
- 2.Is freeze drying the best method to dry flowers?
- 3.How much will freeze-drying my flowers cost?
- 4.What types of flowers can be freeze dried?
- 5.Do I need a reservation?
- 6.How soon do you need my flowers?
- 7.How do I get my flowers to you?
- 8.What is the best way to care for my flowers before preservation?
- 9.How long does the preservation process take?
- 10.Do you guarantee my freeze dried flowers?
- 11.Can you ship my preserved bouquet after it is done?
- 12.How long do I have to select my frame or enclosure?
1.What is freeze drying? Freeze drying your flowers is the process of removing water from flowers while they are frozen in the vacuum chamber of a professional freeze drying machine. Water is slowly removed from the frozen flowers during a 14 day drying cycle leaving the flowers looking absolutely beautiful and natural. Science prefers the name sublimation while the process is commonly referred to as freeze-drying.
2. Is freeze drying the best method to dry flowers? Yes, freeze-dried flowers are still amazingly beautiful when dry. All types of flowers can be freeze dried with excellent drying results producing very alive looking dried flowers. Color value or hue change is expected to occur when water is removed from flowers during the drying process and also with the ageing process, actual drying results may vary.3. How much will freeze-drying cost? Shadowbox bouquet preservation ranges nine hundred to over a thousand dollars and are priced on each frame style according to size. Product Selections All Orchids: Cymbidium, phalaenopsis, dendrobium orchids. Sweet pea, daffodil, stock, lisianthus, japhet, All Lilys: asiatic, oriental, casablanca, calla lily, and stargazer lilies. Agapanthus, alstroemeria, anemone, chrysanthemum, red, coral, pink bouvardia. Ageratum, aster, bells of Ireland, birds of paradise, calycina, calendula, stephanotis, gardenia, ranuculus, phlox, peony, queen annes lace, lysimachia, lily of the vally, iris, hyacinth, heather, kangaroo paw, liliac, liatris, freesia, delphinium, gladiolus, hydrangea, leptospermum, limonium, protea, pompons, gerbera, carnation, All Roses, cornflower, dahlia, tulip, yarrow. All sunflowers, scabiosa, larkspur, solidago, statice, snapdragon, waxflower, viburnum, Babies breath and filler flowers, many wild flowers, aquatic flowers and other flowers...if your flower is not listed here chances are we have freeze dried it with good to excellent results!
5. Should I make a reservation? Yes, a reservation secures your date with our limited service.
6. How soon do you need to get my flowers? We encourage flowers are delivered to us the following day. A wonderful wedding gift idea may be for someone to drive your wedding bouquet to us the following day.
- Keep your flowers hydrated and cool in an air conditioned room. Never allow flowers to freeze. Keep your floral design as fresh as possible before we can receive your bouquet.
- Bring the flowers to us without delay.
10. Do you guarantee longevity of freeze dried flowers ? Freeze dried materials are known to have the longest shelf life of any dried materials. Your framed flowers can last for many years subject to environmental factors and the types of flowers. Longevity cannot be guaranteed.
11. Can you ship it to me when its completed? In the case where shipping is required for completed shadowbox orders; ship packaging charge is $99.95 plus FedEx 2 day shipping rate to your location. More on return shipping
12. How long do I have to select my frame or enclosure? Thirty Days. Simply use our product catalog page to make your framing selections at the time you place your order or within thirty days of sending us the flowers.