Conditioning Plant Materials

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Conditioning Plant Materials

By Midori Tanimune

 

Hot Water Treatment

Charring

Crushing

Amaranthus Clematis Spirea
Balloon Flower Croton Balloon Flower
Bamboo Euphorbia Maple
Baby’s Breath (in winter) Gardenia* Clematis
Castor Bean Hellebore Chrysanthemum
Cosmos Hypericum Mimosa
Dahlia Peony Poppy*
Dogwood Poinsettia *Steep in alcohol after crushing
Fox Glove Poppy
Hollyhock Rose
Lady’s Mantle
Patrinia
Peony  *Wrap material leaving 2-3″ stem;
Scabiosa flowers can be in water.
Scotch Broom   *Can float in water
Stock
Sunflower

Splitting

Bark Scraping

Water Immersion
Upside Down

Japanese Mahonia  Most Branches
Camellia Hydrangea
Quince Tropical Foliage
Maple
Wllow
Azalea

 Salt*

  Vinegar

 Alcohol

Agapanthus Grasses Wisteria
Caladium Foxtail Maple
Geranium Begonia
Balloon Flower Aster
Sunflower Lilac  Alum
Bamboo Bamboo (narrow stem) Hydrangea
Calla Lily Wheat Maple
Coxcomb Cyclamen Wisteria
Most Wildflowers
*Crush stem end before
applying salt