Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So many Sunflowers

This is a picture I did at picnik on Picasa from the picture below 

 We buy the black sunflower seeds for the birds . We had bought bags from different places never thinking about the variety of seed just price. Buying an average of 20 pounds a month in the winter and every other month the rest of the time. 
Well we did some leveling and landscaping and moved a lot of dirt around spread grass seed and watered . Sadly no rain came for nearly a month I had to water everyday and did not dare mow other areas for fear of killing what was there. 
Then came the sunflower plants Everywhere. We decided to leave some for color and fun . They have been great , lots of variety and sizes and the goldfinch love them too.








This is how a fresh sunflower looks before a presser comes around

this is after a presser gets it !


these are some my neighbor grew in her garden last year







The petals press great !  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hydrangeas

this is something I put together on Picnik


These flowers had the droops when I brought them home from a friend's yard but added warm water and a pinch of sugar and look at them now ! 



Mrs. Flora's


These next 2 are from my neighbors front yard near a magnolia tree . They said it started out pink years ago.


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I am going to post a  How to Press these on my other blog  come by and check it out .
http://makingpressedflowerartandcrafts.blogspot.com/