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Saturday, April 27, 2013

experiment result

flower experiment ended up like this
above: cotton
below:  linen
 
interesting plant growing in my balcony but
not sure what it is... do you?
i like it anyway though
few strawberry on the way
my mind at the moment is so absorbed by
natural dyeing and found some
usuful book at the library. 
photo:  kitchen towel dyed with herbs
having cup of hot jasmine tea
came home with lots of interesting books
books to read, to relax
and to learn new things
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. it's look similar to bupleurum http://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bupleurum&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45645796,d.d2k&biw=1275&bih=615&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Y5Z7UbDlJsr30gXf2IHACw#imgrc=_

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    1. thank you helen. beautiful collection of
      photos.

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    2. actually the plant you are growing is an euphorbia http://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&hl=en&rls=en&q=enuphorbia&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45645796,d.d2k&biw=1275&bih=615&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=KbZ7UdP1I82M0wX9hYCgAw#um=1&client=safari&hl=en&rls=en&tbm=isch&q=euphorbia&spell=1&sa=X&ei=fLZ7UY_VIeOr0AXG-4HAAQ&ved=0CFMQvwUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45645796,d.d2k&fp=4112e40f20f0703b&biw=1275&bih=615

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  2. that the book has beautiful pictures!!

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    1. this book has many soothing photos and
      essay. i am enjoying each page at slow
      pace.

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  3. I'm quite sure you mystery plant is Euphorbia helioscopia instead of bupleurum.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_helioscopia

    So lovely books that you are reading. I got today really into gardening again, I haven't planted anything outside yet, though.

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    1. thank you. i am not sure where it came from
      but nice to see such unusual pretty plant.

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  4. oh! I am very interested on natural diyeing, I have a good bibliography too
    and plants growing at aunties garden ready to use them :)
    I am very busy with my exams, but we will chat about our respective experiences before them, in June.
    Love

    Alicia

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    1. i can't wait to do more flower dyeing
      but first have to gather plenty of
      petals.
      i look forward to hear your experience
      in natural dyeing.

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    1. how is your part of the world?
      what season are you in?

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