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Our Fresh Magnolia Designs are hand-made leaf by leaf from our family farm in Florida. The fresh wreaths, swags, mantelpieces and garlands begin their aging process once shipped. To prolong their freshness, keep away from sunlight, moisture and heat sources. All our products dry naturally once hung or displayed. Our magnolia wreaths bring a natural feel to the interiors and can become a permanent home accent piece. Some of the pieces we have hanging on our walls are over five years old and are still classic beauties. Avoid moving your fresh design once it is completely dry unless placing in the custom box provided for future use. The garlands are to be used for one season only and cannot be stored.

The Drying Sequence

  • In cold environments - single digits (fairenheight) – five to eight week drying cycle. No problems with freezing.
  • In cool environments (average of around 60 degrees F). Four to six week drying cycle.
  • In warm humid environments (average of around 78 degrees F). Two to three week drying cycle.
  • In warm dry conditions (indoor with the heater blasting) – Ten to fourteen day drying cycle. Because our products are made primarily from broad leaf evergreens the drying sequence is most notable in this setting.

Our Dried Magnolia Products are created using our fresh magnolia stems harvested from our magnolia groves. Our team of artisans then create the magnolia wreath base and place it in our refurbished tobacco dryer. These wreaths are carefully monitored and removed at the optimal color and accented with dried embellishments for a unique one of a kind magnolia wreath. If hung securely, your dried design will become a permanent home accent piece. When not on display we recommend storing your dried wreath (centerpiece) in the sturdy two piece box provided. Be sure to place in a temperature controlled room.

What happens in this drying stage?
The leaves are alive and are transpiring the water that is left in the stems. Once we harvest the stems from our farm, we have cut off the leaves water supply, but they continue to use up the remaining amount of water until they dry out. Cooler conditions slow the leaves transpiration rates and this is why the drying sequence is prolonged. Lisa Apen of Apenberries Garden Shop jokes with her clients that during the initial stage of this product curing cycle the magnolia decorations are in “The Ugly” stage. Yes, we were appalled when we heard her describe our products that way, but we will admit this is our least favorite of the curing stages. However, this is just part of the natural drying cycle that we must endure for our products to finish off into timeless, classic decorations for your clients to appreciate for many seasons to come.

Original Fresh Magnolia Wreath
FMW101 - Original Magnolia Wreath
Fresh

Original Magnolia Wreath - Dried Naturally
FMW101 - Original Magnolia Wreath
Naturally Dried - 1 Month

All Green Fresh Magnolia Wreath
AGMW701 - All Green Magnolia Wreath
Fresh

All Green Magnolia Wreath - Dried Naturally
AGMW701 - All Green Magnolia Wreath
Naturally Dried - 1 Month

English Holiday Estate Wreath
AGMW703 - English Holiday Estate
Fresh

English Holiday Estate Wreath - Dried Naturally
AGMW703 - English Holiday Estate
Naturally Dried - 1 Month

Original Magnolia Garland on Mantel
FMG101 - Original Magnolia Garland
Fresh

Original Magnolia Garland on Mantel - Dried Naturally
FMG101 - Original Magnolia Garland
Naturally Dried - 1 Month

Season's Bounty Holiday Garland on Mantel
FMG114 - Season's Bounty Holiday Garland
Fresh

Season's Bounty Holiday Garland on Mantel - Dried Naturally
FMG114 - Season's Bounty Holiday Garland
Naturally Dried - 1 Month


The Magnolia Company
185 W State Road 40
Pierson, FL 32180
1-800-880-4662
info@themagnoliacompany.com

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