How We Preserve our Juniper
All Prairie View Farms juniper is preserved through glycol preservation, a process whereby water molecules are replaced by glycol.
As soon as the branch is cut off from the larger tree, the branch is placed in a solution containing glycerin, a type of glycol. The plant then absorbs the solution systemically and it spreads throughout the juniper’s vascular system. Once the glycerin is absorbed into the plant tissues, it allows the juniper to remain soft and pliable.
Because glycols have a very high boiling point and will not evaporate at surrounding temperatures, the juniper will not dry-out. For that reason, it appears to be preserved in its natural, fresh state. With our preserved juniper, your wreaths, potpourri, and bouquets will look fresh for years to come!