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from Country Living Magazine UK

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

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

from Country Living Magazine UK

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.

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

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

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