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Summer Flowers Make Fall Notecards

We grew lots of flowers in our Asheville garden this summer and I picked and bookpressed or dried between screens LOTS of petals for papermaking. We incorporate the sheets into the pulp, though a great deal of “cheating” – repositioning and adding petals, anchoring with bits of pulp – is done to make them look good. 152 more words

Hand-laid Papers

Austin Tea Blend: Eat the Landscape

40% Turk’s Cap flowers

50% Bee Balm leaves

10% Mexican Tarragon

I have experimented with Turk’s Cap for a few years–with entirely mediocre results. I think this is finally a winning recipe. 196 more words


Winter Prep: Homemade Cough Drops

White Horehound is an odd-looking plant with an odd-sounding name. It is a member of the mint family, along with many other familiar herbs such as thyme, lavender, basil, and marjoram. 910 more words

Ignore the Flowers Day: September, 2016

For me, blooms make the garden. This attitude is considered unsophisticated by some, who say we must pay greater attention to more enduring plant features: foliage, texture, structure, yada yada. 329 more words

Shrubs And Small Trees

Plant - Monarda punctata/Spotted Bee Balm

“Monarda punctata is a herbaceous plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, that is native to eastern Canada, the eastern United States and northeastern Mexico. Common names include spotted beebalm and horsemint.

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Rock Stars

Some flowers and some bugs – It’s like they were born to be Rock Stars.

Natural light photography.  Great light.  Great subjects.

Swallowtails, zinnias, beebalm and echinacea – Rock Stars!