Finding materials to make a dried flower arrangement was easier 10 years ago. In my conversations with Dutch natives Harry and John Zijl who grew up in the Holland dried flower business confirm that imports have decreased. Their USA import/wholesale dried flower business survives and thrives in the economic storm focusing on few niche products.
The popularity of dried flowers has not gone away, even though the number of suppliers dwindled down . You got to find the right source. Today there are new fresh loooking preserved flowers which are for now a best kept secret. It has to be since there would not be enough for all.
Or learn the methods of preserving fresh flowers and new preserved flowers and foliage coming up in the market for 2012.
I digged into my old flower pictures album to share the dried flower arrangements, dried flower wreaths and dried floral bouquets we created back in the 1990s.
Our floral designs became popular. A dream started in a small one bedroom apartment, but grew to employ 30 people and sold a million dollars in two years under our original "Flower Dreams" label.
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We designed flower swags using natural birch, sweet huck, dried flowers, herbs and foliage.
It was the resurgence of the Victorian Era, naturally dried flower wreaths, dried flower bouquets, rustic country baskets, Battemberg lace, French wired ribbons.
We created countless original dried flower arrangements. Our dried floral bouquets and designs were sold by Department stores and hundreds of stores in USA.
Later, we sold the business to a Venezuelan venture and began my freelancer life in the flower business.
Adding silk to dried flower arrangements expanded the variety of flowers to be used because of the limitation of dried flower varieties. I do quite a few custom order arrangements for clients and use also preserved flowers and foliages which I love.