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pressing orchids

Posted by plantman532000 z5 NcntrlPa. (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 5, 04 at 23:10

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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RE: pressing orchids

  • Posted by Josh z8 GA (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 14, 04 at 2:35

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.


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

RE: pressing orchids


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.


RE: pressing orchids

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

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