Have you thought of preserving petals of big flowers rather than the whole flower? That might be something people would be interested in I think!
I have! And, while it’s something I’d be more than happy to do as a custom order – and have (in fact, I’m in the middle of a custom order right now like that) – as a staple in my shop, I’m afraid I’m pretty opposed to it. The fundamental of my aesthetic, as well as the whole reason I got into doing this, as I see it, is to preserve the botanical form. It’s why I am so insistent on trying to get at least a leaf and stem present in every piece, except in really specific circumstances where it’s just not possible (like bleeding hearts, for example). Taking petals off and just preserving them at is sounds like it could be pretty, if done right, and I don’t begrudge anyone who wants that, but it feels to me like it would antithetical to my art.