Saturday, 27 August 2011

Working on my Herbarium...

A long awaited, and significantly delayed piece of homework... is finally underway!

With twelve specimens from "My Medicine Garden"... a beautiful half-acre surrounding our house.

Greenburn House - the front garden excl. the 'wave' bed.

Greenburn House - the bank.

Despite the closing of the Summer season, and the somewhat questionable weather which has "tricked" a sufficient amount of the botanicals in the garden to bloom beautifully and die away quickly. We managed to gather a nice selection of medicinal botanicals... including: French Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Sage, Nasturtium, Mint, Rose, French Marigold, Pansy, Thyme, Catmint and Daisy.

Which are happily flattened with a slightly strange homemade technique - which at first I believed was Mum having a clear-out of her cookery books, that had been left in a giant pyramid on the kitchen table. After a night of flattening, they were moved and with another homemade balancing technique put in our airing cupboard to dry.
Herb Specimens drying

Project on its way to completion!

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