All of our wreaths are made using the finest responsibly-grown organic materials produced locally on or near the Oregon coast. Here are some notes from the manufacturer on caring for these lovely floral wreaths:
Fresh Wreaths and Swags
Our fresh wreaths are made from natural botanicals that are sustainably harvested from Pacific Northwest forests and handcrafted into the beautiful items shown on our web site. Fresh wreaths may be displayed inside or outdoors. To keep wreaths looking fresh, spritz with warm water occasionally. A word of caution for wreaths made with salal and myrtle; they should not be allowed to freeze or they will turn black. Fresh Centerpieces
Our fresh centerpieces are made of fresh foliage arranged in a floral foam base. When you receive the centerpiece, the foam will be damp. After unpacking the arrangement, pour water into the tray to soak the foam. If the foam is kept damp, the centerpiece should remain fresh for 2-3 weeks or longer.
Dried Wreaths and Swags
Dried wreaths and swags are handcrafted of natural botanicals that have been dried under controlled conditions to retain the natural color as much as possible. Some shedding may occur each time the wreath is handled, but they are made of a generous amount of material and this will not affect their appearance.
Display the wreath indoors in a cool well ventilated room out of direct sunlight as bright light over time will fade the color of the flowers and foliage. If the wreath becomes dusty, you may gently clean it with a soft brush or use a hair dryer turned to the lowest setting.
Preserved Wreaths and Swags
Preserved wreaths and swags have been handcrafted of natural botanicals that have been preserved with glycerin and a dye to develop the color of the finished product. The glycerin replaces the water in the plant material and makes the finished product soft and pliable and if displayed inside out of direct sunlight will look presentable much longer than dried materials.
A word of caution for products made of preserved floral materials alone or in combination with dried, if they get wet, may "bleed" the color on nearby furnishings. Under most normal household conditions this is not a problem. We do not recommend that preserved wreaths be displayed on exterior doors where they may get wet from rain.
If a preserved wreath gets dusty, gently clean it with a soft brush or a hair dryer set on the lowest setting.