Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Spring! Crocus Spotting.

I walked into my garden yesterday and let out a shriek - it sounded something like this "Eeeekkkkkkkk"! Eighty crocus ready to bloom! Yesterday in the rain they looked like little slim,white fingers coming up out of the rich, dark soil. Today, we had sun, and all 80 were at full flower. Now, I have an excruciatingly detailed process to press bulbs - I've mastered tulips, daffodils, muscari, and anemone, but for some reason, I'm still working on perfecting my crocus pressing. Looks like I'll have enough to practice on. Time to get the nails dirty and get out in the garden!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Passage into Spring


I'm a pressed flower artist from Wheaton, Illinois. I grow and press over 300 different annuals, perennials and wildflowers in my garden.
I run a shop on Etsy ( (my sellers name is "PetalAnnie" . I also have a website

I sell loose pressed flowers for other pressed flower artists to use, framed and unframed artwork and other home decor items that are inspired by my pressed flower collection. I press teeny tiny flowers to very large flowers. My pressed flower collections include flowers that tend to be difficult to press, like Zinnia's, Peonies and Tullips. I follow a disciplined ritual in my process to ensure the highest quality in my pressed flower supplies and artwork.
Here is a sample of some Icelandic Poppies that I pressed! The shading and the color are all the natural color of the flowers - amazing!