What is the process used to preserve dried flowers and why is it so popular in the UK? This article will show you some of the benefits and uses. Firstly, have been used as an effective way to protect plants, especially against pests. Using the flowers from your garden in this way can help to prevent damage and save money on the cost of the plants by preventing early blight or disease. This also means that you will be able to enjoy fresh flowers from your garden for longer than normal.