I recently came across my flower press in a cupboard. It's been at least 3 months since I used it last - just long enough to have forgotten what was in it. So with a certain amount of child like excitement , this is what I found inside.
Japanese Honeysuckle : Lonicera japonica
Ok,Ok I know it's a borderline weed but as is the case with many of the plants in my garden, it was already there, it's tough, I like it and it's staying! These have pressed quite well even if they are somewhat discoloured.
Native Frangipani : Hymenosporum flavum
These have kept their colour well. They're still quite bulky which may make using them in some kind of craft difficult. Let's hope they keep their perfume!
Purple Pansies :
I had planted these in a row of 6 pots I regularly re-plant with annuals. It's much too hot for pansies now and they've been replaced by Petunias for summer. I inherited a love of pansies from my Mum. It was nice to see these again after the plants themselves are long gone.
Gift Card :
This is a card I made using some of our homemade paper featuring a frond of pressed ' Love-in-a- Mist ' foliage. Norma and I are planning another craft session soon so stay posted.