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How To Press Flowers

It’s been a long while since I’ve pressed any flowers, but with the garden looking so gorgeous this season I wanted to do something to preserve the different plants and flowers we have growing right now. 227 more words


Activities to welcome spring

Each time a new season comes around, an internal argument ensues – which is my favourite season? I find myself doing it so many times, and I have to remind myself that it really doesn’t matter that I don’t have a favourite season! 448 more words


Migration of people and plants to Manchester Christmas Market

One migration story I’ve been looking into is how plants get to the UK (either by accident or design). In December I decided to visit the Manchester Christmas markets  with… 67 more words


First keep the peace...

Within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

Thomas à Kempis (1420)


peace, move to the peaceful place

peace, walk alone for this period

peace, be still

be still


Its jade green leaves spread out over the pond,

And its pure fragrance perfumes the wind.

Cool and majestic, it rises from the murky water.

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How to Preserve your Special Flowers

Flowers are a special gesture, meant to convey so many emotions for so many occasions. Whether we receive flowers to welcome a new baby, to celebrate a special birthday milestone, or to express love and romance, flowers often coincide with life’s biggest milestones. 640 more words

My grandson Ray is fascinated with leaves. Always. He shows me leaves all year round, but the fall is his favorite.

Ray loves to bring in a pile of leaves and we just sit there going through them. 156 more words

Crafting With Kids

Anne Post reblogged this on About Pressed Flowers - Preserved Gardens and commented:

This would make a great home school project for your young children. Just take a walk around your yard, or go to a nature trail, or out into the woods and let your child choose a some pretty leaves. Take advantage of this time to discuss some basics about the eco-system... teach him how to pick without harming the environment... don't over-pick. If you're picking anywhere other than your own yard, teach him about ethics and responsibility by including him when you ask permission. Always get permission, even if it's in grandma's yard. Of course grand won't care, but It's a good lesson for your child.