Preserved Gardens

Some Simple Things To Do With Pressed Flowers

Garden flowers, free flowers, florist flowers, leaves, stalks, ferns, grasses, weeds and wild flowers... whatever you
come across you can try in a pressed flower picture.
With pressed flowers, art and the life cycle become one

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










Pencil Drawing With Maple Leaves

My Dog Bubba Hiding in the Autumn Maple Leaves

I love drawing my Siberian Huskies. Sometimes I use pressed materials to compliment their silly, playful and energetic personalities. Here Bubba is resting under a leaf pile, something he loved to do. Bubba has long since passed.


Pressed Flower Picture Made With Dyed Flowers To Withstand Humid Conditions

Pressed Flower Pictures Can Withstand Humidity

If you plan ahead.This is made with a combination of color enhanced materials and materials that are very stable, such as Birch bark .



Pressed Blue Delphinium, Queen Anne's Lace, Pressed Ferns, and Bark Under Iridescant Glass

Antique Style Flower Picture

I love antiques. Sometimes I like to put a pressed flower picture under clear iridescent glass from a stained glass store, (they will cut to size for you) in an antique or rustic frame to give the illusion of age. It's a lovely effect, but difficult to capture in a photo, so you'll have to take my word for it.




A Child's Collection

My Grandson Ray is fascinated by leaves, ferns, bark, moss, lichens... just about any type of botanical other than flowers. He collects and presses them.

One day we decided to make a picture with his favorites. We put this together, then went to a thrift shop for a frame and mat; didn't want to pay for a new frame for kiddie art that he may tire of. Two years later, It still hangs on his bedroom wall.


Stained Glass Pressed Flower Magnets

These are fun but takes a little Stained Glass skill to do. Cut a piece of glass, grind the edges and wrap with copper tape, then solder over the copper. Clean, decorate with pressed fern, seal with a clear varnish, then attach a magnet to the back.

I made this for Christmas of 1992 using a cut out of a roll of wrapping paper found in my Grandpa's attic when he died. I used dyed ferns and leave it on my refrigerator all year long, I think of him when I see it.

Pressed Red Roses and Larkspur on Handmade Paper


Simple Pressed Flower Arrangement

Making your own paper is a very satisfying hobby and the paper goes well with pressed flowers. It's easy and it just feels good; somewhat closer to nature. Plus, you will be working with paper that no one else has.


Stained Glass Pressed Flower Ornaments

I love making pressed flower ornaments during winter. This is done with stained glass, but even if you don't know the techniques you can still do it. Your local stained glass store has a wide selection glass and they'll cut a circle for you.

You don't need to copper or solder; you can use ribbon or trim to finish your edges.

For Christmas I like using iridescent glass to add a touch of magic. The glass used here is textured and sparkly... there was no way to get a decent photo. I use these in place of bows on gifts for family and friends.


“Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify, simplify!”
-- Henry David Thoreau