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Natural Treasures Collected While Out And About

When I prune my trees and shrubs, I'm always on the lookout for interesting bits of material that can be pressed. 
To remove bark for pressing, a razor knife, small pocket knife or a potato peeler usually works best for me.
As you collect, remember that a plant needs it's bark to remain alive, so please harvest responsibly.

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"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




Get Creative Pressing Botanicals Out Of The Ordinary


let it seed

Brown Celosia

Dock Seed

Wild Grape Tendrils

Grape Vine Bark

Hens and Chicks

Horsetail Rush

Maple Wings

Marsh Weed

Tree Moss



Reindeer Moss
pressed materials - yellow nutsedge
Nut Sedge
Pressed Pussy Willow
Pussy Willow

Seed Pods
Pressed Skeleton Cactus Fiber
Cactus Skeleton

Pressed Young Teasel
Young Teasel

Ash Tree Bark
Ash Bark

 Birch Bark

Cherry Bark

Cypress Bark
Burled Wood
Burled Wood


Some mosses and tree bark work well. Soak the tree bark before pressing. Soak moss in water to clean, dry with paper towels, let sit awhile before you press. Some interesting seeds work when treated like bark.

There must be more to life than having everything. -Maurice Sendak


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