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Kevin
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Monday, April 01, 2002
17:40:07
Subject: Storing Dried Flowers
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Can preserved florals be stored in a shed (un-heated space) where temperatures may go below zero in winter?


dscott
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Monday, April 01, 2002
17:47:13
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All of our flowers are kept in three 1860 barns which are not heated. Once a flower is completely dried, temperature is not an issue.

To be honest, it is preferred for several reasons. First, dried forced air heat is very hard on dried flowers. It removes every bit of moisture from the flowers, which make them too dry and brittle. In addition, if anyone has ever had a problem with insects, the freezing will kill all eggs.

My only warning would be concerning small mammals and dried grains and grasses. They would make a nice winter meal for some.

Hope this helps,

D. Scott


kathy
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Saturday, April 20, 2002
12:54:10
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When stroing my preserved misty and Euc. the glycerine and dye drain out. I have a large quantity of product and not room to hang everything. What else can I do to stop the mess. In addition does the loss of the preservitave dramatically shorten the lengeth of time the flowers will last.


dscott
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Sunday, April 21, 2002
20:53:38
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Glycerin will 'weep' when product is stored in a hot / humid environment or if the product has been over glycerinated. These days many of the larger manufactures are moving a lot more product in a quicker manner, which translates, to over glycerination (move the product fast!).

A couple of suggestions would be to store product in a cooler less humid environment. Also, give them as much air as possible (e.g. cut slices in your cardboard boxes for more air). In addition, you may want to shop around for product that may be of better quality (i.e. less glycerin).

Good Luck,

D. Scott



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