Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tagetes

These luminous flowers are now in the freezer - awaiting time for dyeing.  They are tagetes, but which?  Perennial, survive under the most extreme conditions (complete abandonment, drought and frost), bravely self-propagating, in vivid lemon and orange colors.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Calendula to me (Calendula officinalis) Splendi for color in salads and desserts.

May I ask what you are dyeing with them and how?

Joy said...

Trying to dye fine silk fabric, bundled with these petals and other plant matter. Not very successful to date - will have to keep trying (and dyeing).