After a few years of slacking off in my pressed flower activity, I suddenly found myself reinspired. It is amazing how many plants are still growing in December. The warmer temperatures we have experienced have caused many of my favorite “weeds” and perennials to put out tender new growth. Since the weather is about to turn frigid, I took advantage of yesterday’s warm temperatures and picked several interesting pieces of foliage and some dried seed pods and leaves to press. The penny in the picture gives you a sense of scale. There are many interesting things to press even in the wintertime.
A basket full of weeds, dried flowers and new growth to press.
Dried seed pods press nicely.
Ivy leaves can have interesting winter markings.
My favorite weed for pressing.
Oregano presses well.
The evergreen shrub, Nandina, has interesting colors.
Small, feathery leaves are what I look for when I press foliage.
Hydrangea blooms lose their flesh in the winter, leaving behind, amazing skeletons to press.