In April of this year I started an Instagram account dedicated to all of the plants that provide me with nourishment. My first few photographs below gave me an idea to explore pressing flowers again. Something I hadn't done since the late 1970s.
A couple of patient months later and the results are in. I am so happy with the finished product and proud of my work. This is definitely something that I am going to explore further.
This first one shows an unknown self-seeding Papaver with the delicate flower stems of Myosotis sylvatica. I love how the colour of the Poppy has been retained and the blue of the Forget-me-not shines from the stark-white background.
There are three different flowering plants crammed in here with the golden globe of Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' living up to its name. Geum 'Lady Stratheden' complimenting its companions and Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' revealing its delicate heart-shaped flowers. I love the pressed foliage from the Bleeding-heart too. it adds another dimension to this scene.
Finally we have Geum 'Totally Tangerine', 'Lady Stratheden' and 'Pink Frills' complimented by the deep pink of the crab-apple blossom from Malus 'Rudolph'.
This is such a pretty way of displaying flora from the garden much better than photographs.