Earlier this year I began experimenting with drying native flower buds in silica gel (crystals). It can be bought on line under the name of Flower Drying Crystals and is both reasonably priced and reusable.
I began in July/August with my work but have not revisited it since then due to the unwelcome diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma in late September.
Today was the day to revisit this work and I am delighted with how the flowers have remained in shape and colour.
I hope to use these little buds in my miniature art later on.