University of Atlantia

Course Detail

How to Press Roses (or other flowers) and Mount Them in a Frame

Instructor:
Manus MacDay


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
909
Date:
Sun Feb 06
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
11/98
Room:
Gardens
Course Category:
Track:
No track assigned
Description
One way to preserve roses or other flowers is to press them flat so they can dry. Once dry, the flowers can be mounted on heavy cardstock and framed. This method of preserving botanical specimens started in the 16th century and continues to this day. I will discuss and demonstrate how to press roses using a plant press or something similar then mounting them for framing once they are dry. I will talk about where to get the tools and supplies and my successes and failures at drying roses for display. Links to download the handouts will be emailed to the students prior to the class. The class will be presented via Zoom and will be recorded.