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Images of Pressed Flowers
Pressed Flowers
Pressed Foliage
Pressed Grass
Other Botanicals

Pressed Flower Shopping
Pressed Flowers
Foliage & Botanicals
Dyed Flora
Coloring Pressed Flowers

Using Pressed Flowers
Dying Pressed Flowers
Press Your Flowers
Kid's Nature Projects
Wax Paper Pressing
Flower Projects
Floral Luminary
Greeting Cards
Flower Magnets
Secret Compartment Book
Marbleing Paper
Make Sticker Glue

Pressed Flower Information
Pressing Tutorials
Matting Your Art
Framing Pressed Art
Sealers and Glue
Press Memory Flowers
Book Reviews
Flower Blog
Flower Database

Basic Floral Information
Condition Flowers
Winter Flower Pressing
Flower Arranging
Sending Your Flowers

And Then Some...
My Work
My Flower Stuff
My Garden
About Me
Birds and Flowers

"How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers" - a cute little book from my collection. Over a century old, fully scanned. scans are copyright annepost 2008




A little bit about Preserved Gardens and me, Anne

I live, garden and collect flowers in South Eastern Michigan, where I was born and have lived my whole life.

I am a gardener, gatherer, buyer, and collector of both sober and showy plants. From flowers, to the over-looked, to the showy autumn leaves, and anything in between.

My priority in life is spending time with family, most importantly my husband Dave and our grandchildren. We love exploring parks together, hanging with the grandkids, and our 2 Siberian Huskies, "Ike" and "Max" among other things.

I've loved flowers since I was a very little girl, learning to press flowers first from my Grandma. Now I have the joy of pressing flowers with my own granddaughter.

A Post, Learning About Pressed FlowersI've worked with different techniques of preserving flowers over the years, including air drying, silica, microwave, glycerin, freeze drying, pressing, and a proprietary preservation technique I developed by years of play mad scientist. I founded Preserved Gardens in late 1991 when I started freeze-drying flowers and foliage. I always have more ideas than time and never stop learning and experimenting.

The purpose of this website is to share information I've accumulated regarding floral preservation over the years. The emphasis of this site is on education in the area of pressed floral arts along with a little about other methods of floral preservation.


Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought.  - Sophie Scholl

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