One thing my Mother, Grandmother and other relatives have always done is press a special flower. Whether from a birthday bouquet or a sympathy flower, taking it and pressing the flower in the large family bible is just what you did. Here are some simple instructions on pressing flowers for those who don't know..
Hope it helps to start a tradition in your family...
For best results make sure you pick your flowers at their freshest and press them when there us no moisture on them.
It's important to condition your flowers if they haven't started to bloom yet. Using clean water, flower food until they start to bloom, if you don't press them immediately upon picking them. I normally condition them regardless of how soon I'm able to press or dry my flowers. The colors are better when you take this extra step.
When preparing the flower for pressing some thought should be given as to how it will look when flattened. Avoid allowing parts to overlap unless for artistic effect. Leaves should normally be laid out flat.
Place flower between 2 sheets of paper to protect the pages of the book. Leave at least 1/8" of pages between pressings, weigh the book down and wait a couple of weeks.
You can put the book with flowers and paper in the microwave and zap in short bursts, (30 seconds to a minute at a time, checking between to see if they're done.) Repeat until almost done, then put in a another book or press to finish.
Get a old set of encyclopedias for pressing. They look better than phone books and you can learn as you press!
Well, I lost the information for my blog with the computer crash, but my awesome webmaster Ryan got it together for me, Thanks for that Ryan! So here are some new pictures from Ashleigh Dees Photography (http://www.ashleighdeesphotography.com/ ) that are pretty awesome....New stuff coming everyday...so great ready, have months of pics to catch up with...
A good and OLD Friend of mine has written a fantastic article, and since I haven't posted anything lately, I decided to post a link to his article, check it out, he's full of great information!
Please print out our Valentine's Coloring Sheets, or take some time to make some Valentine's for our local Seniors. Many seniors would love to have a special Valentine, and its a great way to spend time with your kids! Just drop them off at The Bloom Closet Florist and we will deliver them to some of our local assisted living homes!
Please print out our Valentine's Coloring Sheets, or take some time to make some Valentine's for our local Seniors. Many seniors would love to have a special Valentine, and its a great way to spend time with your kids!
Just drop them off at The Bloom Closet Florist
and we will deliver them to some of our local assisted living homes!