Capturing and preserving the natural beauty of your garden can simply be done by creating a scrapbook and journal of your memories. Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve these memories and to share them with friends and family members for generation to come. There is no better feeling than to look back at these precious times and to be able enjoy there memorable moments.
Preserving flowers and preserved plants from your garden can be done by drying or pressing them. They can be saved for years to come and can be used as embellishments in your scrapbooking and card making projects. It is a unique way to add your own personal touch and feelings to your crafts.
Small flowers and leaves can be pressed to make embelleshments and larger flowers like sunflowers peddles, or leaves can be dried and pressed to create a unique natural background for your scrapbook pages. Other plants like herbs can also be used to add accent when they are dried. There are many other ways that your preserved plants can be used, like dried flower arrangements, or framed and hung on a wall as a natural wall decor, the ideas are endless your imagination is the limit.
There are many ways you can create a unique, natural scrapbooks that will keep the memories of your gardening experiences alive and to be passed on to members of your family and friends for years to come.
Drying and pressing your flowers and plants is simple to do and can be done with common household supplies that are already available to you in your home.
Once you have a clear idea of what you are going to do with your harvest it is time to gather your supplies, stores run out of canning supplies early on so it is best not to wait till the heat of the canning season to buy them. If you know what you will need buy them before they are gone.
Do not get behind, let your vegetables sit after harvest, or stay on the plants too long. You will risk losing your harvest or allow your vegetables to be past their prime when you can or freeze them. This can be very disappointing and discouraging for a new gardener when their home grown foods do not come out as nice as they hoped they would.