pressing orchids

plantman532000(z5 NcntrlPa.)December 5, 2004

Hi, I would like to try pressing some orchid flowers and was wondering if anyone out there has tried it and what recomendations you might have? I am also concerned about any problems the column might give me. Also, is microwave pressing better than regular pressing? Does it help preserve the color better? Thanks, John

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Josh(z8a)

John, I've never had the opportunity to try drying orchids so was hoping someone else could help you, but I'm attaching a link which might help. Unless you paticularly want a flat pressed specimen, I'd think using silica gel either in or out of microwave would show the lovely form of the orchid better. Also I think using silica preserves the color better than pressing.

josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Drying & Preserving

    Bookmark   December 14, 2004 at 2:35AM
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DenyseDiem

John,

Did anyone ever answer your question regarding pressing the orchids. I am happy to pass on the information if you would like.

I press flower and some orchids. I am no expert, but I have had some ood luck with it. I can also send you several good references.

Denyse
drdiem@comcast.net

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 6:54PM
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organic_robyn

Just wondering if anyone has any dried/pressed orchids, I desperatly needing some for natural body care products?

    Bookmark   January 17, 2008 at 11:26PM
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