Sorry this is so rushed, but I really need some advice.
There was a death in the family this past week, and the funeral is tomorrow (Sat) morning. A few years ago, we had some of the rose buds from the funeral wreath preserved at a local florist. They've since shut down and no one else in our area does them anymore. The buds are still in perfect condition (slightly darkened in the past 8 years) and look to have been preserved with some kind of waxy substance.
I've used my google powers to the extreme but can't decide on:
-drying with silica gel
-dipping in glycerine and then drying
-dipping in paraffin wax (which may or may not last long)
Does anyone have any feedback on this? I'd need to know soon, as I'd probably start the preservation process tomorrow afternoon after the memorial service.