Pressed Deep Pink Heather Fresh From the Press
Fresh from the press, I have a lovely deep pink Heather. Color retention in Heather is excellent, and even the foliage keeps its color, I love it. Heather is one of my staples. It should be yours too!
Heather from the florist also comes in white, and also with great color retention. I’ve had some for years that are still as white as the day they came out of the press.
Pressed Flowers – Limonium
Fresh out of the press today, I am pleased with how this white Limonium looks. Limonium is in the Plumbago family which includes the well know Statice flowers. This is easy to press and stays nice and white. This is another one of my favorites.
Pressed Solidago Dyed Red Using Floral Absorption Dye
Solidago, commonly called goldenrod, is in the aster family, Asteraceae.They are herbaceous perennials found growing wild in fields, meadows, pastures. I picked these myself from a nearby field and brought them home to press. This is an easy plant to press.
The Solidago flower is naturally yellow but this has been dyed using a red floral absorption dye.
Pressed Gerberas – This is a Florist Flower
Fresh from the press today, I have these vibrant orange
Gerberas. Gerbera is also commonly known as African Daisy and is a member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. They are about 4″ across and really add focus.
Blue Crocus From My Garden – Pressed Spring 2002
To start out, I thought I’d share a blue crocus that I pressed in early spring of 2002, and to my surprise, it still looks pretty good! This crocus Is safely mounted in one of my journals of pressed flowers, where I keep a collection of one specimen of pressed flowers, herbs, foliage, mosses, lichens, and some pretty unusual botanicals.
My journals are made of high quality water-color paper and come spiral bound from the art store. I then decorate the fronts of the journals and cover with a few coats of decoupage. The results? Great!
This spring when the crocus comes up, I promise to write up a tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos for pressing crocus flowers and foliage.
I decided to share this pressed flower first because people clearly like it… of all my images and writings, this picture is the one most often stolen and reprinted, violating my copyright; this is not nice. If you see this image somewhere else, please let me know.