Blooms are placed on printed page copy from The first, Fuchsia triphylla, known to Europeans was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier, during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles.
He named the new genus after German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.
Our Fresh Flowers are preserved using a 4000 year old technique presented in box frames.
We use the same process, gently withdrawing moisture from the flowers, using a medium so it preserves the full 3d effect of the flowers.
We can present these flowers in box frames or glass domes, or take specific flowers from your garden or a special occasion and make keepsakes and jewellery giving them an afterlife ….
Flower preservation has existed since early history, although deliberate flower preservation is a more recent phenomenon. In the Middle East, the bones of pre-historic man were discovered with delicate wild flowers probably as a tribute to a passing loved one.
Evidence of deliberate use of specific flowers is indicated by the pollen grains that were present.
Brightly coloured and vivid flowers were also found in Egyptian tombs.
These flowers were approximated to be 4,000 years old.