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How to make pressed flowers

I thought pressed flowers on the table settings could be cool - bit more crafty and workshopy than having normal flowers

How to make pressed flowers

Master the art of flower pressing with this simple how-to guide. Display dried plants and flowers, such as fern leaves and cow parsley stems, in glass frames for a lasting seasonal arrangement.

Agapanthus 'White heaven', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nymphe', Campanula persicifolia Alba; Digitalis purpurea Albiflora, Hosta 'Fire and ice', Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Drawing - Mandy Pattullo l Old newspaper, a bit of white water color, apply paint to flowers or plants and press down. Instant art!

CEROPEGIA-WOODII-String-of-Hearts Tuber beads are small beads which form on stem at the leaf bases. Can be planted to produce new vines. Press the tuber into the soil, & keep it moist (not wet), plant the bead while it is still attached to the mother plant, for speedier rooting. Once rooted & growing, sever from the main plant.

Site has suggestions for plants/flowers that will attract and provide food for bees in all 4 seasons (click photo)... nice - and informative Journal article, click link here - http://www.jstor.org/stable/2455613?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents. More