Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saving Flowers.

 With good recent rains recently, the flowers are doing very well, with lots of colour in the garden. These Coreopsis however were damaged by a heavy rain storm, so rather than toss them into the compost I decided to freeze just the flowers for future 'ice-dyeing' of fabric. Apparently with the right mordant I could expect to get shades of red and orange.

The roses were also battered by the storm so I harvested a good sized basket of petals and froze them too. Now to find the time to experiment with these and also the frozen bluebells, aquilegias and red rose petals that I have in the freezer.

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