Busy Times for the freeze drying chamber!
The Freeze Drying chamber is all loaded up again. The door will be closed shortly and within an hour it will be down to minus 40 deg. We then will turn on the vacuum pump that will slowly start to suck all the moisture out of the flowers so the flower preservation process can begin. Each day we will slowly raise the temperature until it hits plus 40 Deg. At this time the flowers will be fully dried with no moisture or oils left in the petals. This gives your flowers the longest possible life. You would be amazed at how much moisture will be extracted from the flowers during the freeze drying process. The ice chamber HAS to be defrosted everyday with what comes out of the flowers!
For more information on our freeze drying process go to the “about” tab at www.theflowerfactory.com.au
The flower preservation process is quite in depth. Once your bouquet come to us it is all measured and highly photographed with all points noted on the file and any distinguishing visuals of you bouquet also added to your file. The bouquet is then dismantled into trays that you see in the picture above and placed in large freezers for normally around the 4 to 6 weeks before it then goes into the freeze drying chamber. Once the freeze drying is finished it then goes to the next stage which I will go into in a further blog shortly.
Winter will be kicking in soon however the weddings are continuing in Brisbane , Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast due to the settled weather but if you are from anywhere else in Australia we still service the whole country and we can let you know the easy process of getting your flowers to us so that you can have the professionals preserve and frame your memories forever 🙂
We look forward to talking to you soon