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Can I Dry My Roses In Silica Gel First And Then Preserving Them With Wax

Zone Singapore | ohjayaxe added on February 25, 2020 | Answered

I am getting married next month and I would like to preserve the bouquet. I was wondering if drying the flowers in silica gel first and then dipping it in wax to preserve it for a longer duration.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on February 26, 2020

Dipping in wax only lasts about six months and can be tricky I've read. I would think the silica gel is preferable alone. You can always present it in a glass case or shadow box to further preserve it. It's also possible to professionally freeze dry bouquets or preserve them in resin by a professional.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/flower-drying-methods.htm

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