What is it ?

We explained the process of preservation by immersion in a previous article. For some plants, this process is not the most optimal and we then use preservation by immersion, which we present here. THE TECHNIQUE As with immersion preservation, spraying preservation is a technique for preserving previously dried plants. This process consists of spraying a glycerin-based […]

What is it ?

For several years we have witnessed the popularization of many fields: natural sciences, history, and even news. In addition to selling, it is sometimes a matter of making shortcuts suggesting that the subject is mastered. At SecondFlor, we decided to take the opposite view. We prefer to initiate the movement of knowledge so that no […]

What is it ?

We will present to you the mixed and future techniques known to date, in the fields of preservation and stabilization. MIXED TECHNIQUES We saw that there were techniques allowing dehydration, rehydration, absorption, coloration and sometimes all at the same time. Depending on the desired result and function of each plant, it is possible to use […]

What is it ?

It’s in the heart of Scandinavian landscapes that is harvested the reeinder moss. This lichen is the food of these animals, which are also omnipresent in this region. It is one of the best sellers of preservation but also one of the oldest preserved plants. THE PRODUCT In its natural state, lichen is a very dry and […]

What is it ?

In previous articles, we talked about stabilization processes with capillary stabilization and flower stabilization. However, there are other techniques that allow plants to be preserved, including preservation by immersion, which we will present here. TECHNIQUE Immersion preservation is a plant conservation technique mainly based on a dried plant that we rehydrate in a bath. As a […]

Inspiration

Born in 1956 in England, Andy Goldsworthy is one of those artists who claim an art in symbiosis with nature. Playing on subtle balances and daring assemblies, he imposes himself as the emblematic figure of the artistic current that is Land Art. Ephemeral, geometric, graphic but above all unique, his works are the fruit of […]

Inspiration

Have you ever seen a giant cherry tree with a thousand flowers and red and white lanterns? Well, certainly not this one! Entirely made in Lego, this tree sits in the middle of the Legoland theme park in Nagoya, Japan. It entered the Guiness Book of Records in April 2018 as the largest cherry blossom tree […]

Friends

Maryse Gilbert

Secondnatur: Hello Maryse. Can you tell us about the beginnings of Bijou Végétal? Maryse Gilbert-Guillon: My story with Bijou Végétal is also the story of a professional retraining. I was in charge of human resources for 15 years. I wanted to redirect myself without really knowing where to go. I had a friend who is […]

Ecology

Not everyone has a green thumb, especially since plants are not naturally made to flourish in interior spaces. We already can heard you thinking out loud: “Well then why are they called houseplants? ». Has a plant ever grown alone in the wall of your apartment? If so, you should review your home insulation. Otherwise, be aware […]

Inspiration

Ikebana literally means “the art of bringing flowers to life”. It is based on the three basic pillars of existence which are the universe, man, and earth. True philosophy of life, Ikebana is not only a floral arrangement, it is above all an art based on respect and communion with nature. Compositions are refined, balanced and […]