As soon as I chose Botany as my subject to specialise in, I decided to press flowers. Pressing flowers via the traditional methods takes around 2/3 weeks, below is a collection of flowers and plants pressed over the last couple of months.
My personal favourite is the blue flowers, which is quite unusual as this is the only artificially dyed flower that I’ve pressed. Humans are always striving to make everything bolder, brighter and more aesthetically pleasing. Flowers are being altered by adding scent, changing the colours, removing pollen and creating flowers that grow in the dark! For further reading in to genetically modified plants read; http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/can-genetic-engineering-make-better-flowers