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green vining plant pressed flat

Growing a Green Thumb; Preserving A Plant

Creating family memories, exploring the great outdoors, stimulating curious minds…these are a few benefits to interacting with plants and nature. Pressing plants is an easy and enjoyable activity. Diane W., Nature Coast Master Gardener, class of 2017, was inspired to press plants after viewing the family journal (circa 1921) of pressed plants from Homestead, Florida.

Diane shares her experience and provides tips from pressing plants using household materials. Click HERE for brief (60 second) overview.

Images and text in the above are provided by University of Florida Herbarium. UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Master Gardeners provide UF/IFAS research-based horticulture options, locally connecting with people to multiply the outreach of UF/IFAS Extension offices. This saves taxpayer dollars and provides much needed services in the community.

The Portable Herbarium contain realistically arranged plants. Developed to meet local needs this educational tool may be handled at localThree pople discuss the portable herbarium. festivals, events and programs. The books are housed at UF/IFAS Extension Levy County Center, Bronson for extension use.  Until we meet again–  Spread Joy!