Freeze-drying Flowers

In order to preserve the rich vibrant color of your flowers, specific chemicals are applied to the petals. Once this is done, the treated flowers are then placed on a tray and loaded into our state-of-the-art freeze-dryer.

The flowers are frozen at temperatures of -30° and will be adjusted very slowly until the chamber reaches 70°. A vacuum is formed in the chamber so that the moisture from the flowers can be slowly extracted. This part of the procedure is done at a slower rate so as to prevent damage to the petals from the moisture bursting out of the cells.Timeless Moments

The flowers are initially brittle when taken out of the freeze-dryer, thus they are handled with gentle hands and returned to room temperature to allow softening. The flowers are arranged on wires and color enhancement is applied if needed. A thin layer of polymer coating is added to the petals of each flower to protect them from dust, moisture, and light.

The flowers are then stored in a special container until the design process is ready to be started. All extra items must be received before the keepsake can be assembled. During this time, the post-treatment will dry completely and the flowers become less brittle.