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~janie

Member Since 28 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2015 03:43 PM
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In Topic: Using Fresh Leaves For Making Molds

18 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

I also use leaves in my pottery work. Confederate rose is a favorite, wild grape leaves, Burr oak (from a tree my
husband grew from an acorn)and lots of others. I have mulberry, lots of Spanish mulberry, golden rain tree, etc., etc. Also, I have lots of hyacinth bean vine seeds, very easy to grow.

Would larkspur work for you?

I wanted to share that if you carry zip lock bags, with a just damp paper towel thrown into it, and place the leaves in
the bag to get them home safely, then close the bag- almost- and BLOW into the bag to blow it up like a balloon, then
quickly close the bag. The bag is now full of carbon dioxide, which is what plants need to live. This will allow you to keep fresh leaves for a long time. This also works very well for cuttings that you wish to propagate.