Care Tips

 

Dried flowers require very little maintenance, if cared for properly they can last for years. With all dried flowers, once arranged, please handle them as little as possible. 

Keep all dried flowers out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place. Every few months use a hairdryer on a low heat to blow the dust away & give a light mist of hairspray.

Natural colouring and dyes may transfer to clothing and soft furnishings so please be extra careful.

 

PAMPAS GRASS

1. Where possible keep outer casings on the stems, otherwise they become very delicate and may snap.

2. Fluff the dried pampas by gently shaking outside & rolling between the palms to release any excess plume shedding. 

3. If it's sunny (wishful thinking maybe!), stick the pampas in the sun for an hour - this will naturally fluff them up

4. If we're having dreary weather, then grab a hair dryer on a low heat to fluff them up!

5. Carefully trim the stems to your desired height for your vase or arrangement - again keep the casings on if possible.

6. Arrange Pampas Grass in your vase, delicately styling the plume until you’ve achieved the desired effect. 

7. Once you’ve styled each plume to perfection, grab a high-hold hairspray and give them a good misting. This will ensure the strands stay put and helps to keep shedding at bay!

8. Since our Pampas Grass are dried, they do not require any water. To maintain your plumes, re-spray every 6 months to help maintain fullness.

 

BUNNY TAILS

1. Trim the bunny tails to your desired height for your vase or arrangement.

3. Arrange the bunny tails in your vase, delicately styling until you’ve achieved the desired effect. 

4. Once styled, grab a high-hold hairspray and give them a light misting. 

5. As bunny tails are a natural product they will naturally shed, try not to move them around.

 

REED GRASSES

1. Carefully blow dry very, very gently on a low setting from the base of the stem, but it should settle & fluff once in it’s new home over a few days 

2. Arrange the grasses in your vase, delicately styling until you’ve achieved the desired effect. 

2. Once styled, grab a hairspray and give them a very light misting.

3. Since Reed Grasses are dried, they do not require any water. To maintain the shape, re-spray every 6 months to help maintain fullness.

 

CALABASH VASES & POTS

Your Calabash requires very little looking after.  However, it is important to keep it dry and away from direct sunlight. To clean it just give a wipe with a damp cloth.

Bowls and Vases:  The natural irregularities and the lightness of the calabash may cause imbalance with the addition of plant pots or dried grasses, so we suggest placing the calabash on the supplied bamboo ring.  Weight can be added to the vase or pot in the form of dry grit or sand to give weight and balance or to increase the base height to accommodate different sized plant pots.

Hanging Baskets:  Plants should be contained in plant pots and removed for watering.  To accommodate differing sized plant pots and give stability we normally add ‘pearlite’ or pumice to the basket to raise the base level.  Pearlite or pumice is our choice due to its light weight but any form of dry packing material can be used that achieves the same outcome. Soil and stones should be avoided purely due to their weight.

The baskets are supplied with fishing wire measuring just over a metre in length.  Should you wish to shorten the twine we suggest retaining the existing knot and temporarily taping the twines together at the required height.  A new knot can then be made, check that the basket is hanging level and only then cut off any excess.

Air Planters:  Should you require a free standing airplant container simply remove the attached line and position on the wooden ring or add a small amount of ballast to the calabash for additional stability.

To shorten the twine length be careful to avoid entanglement.  We find wrapping a temporary piece of adhesive tape at the required length prior to cutting and retying works best.