Preserving herbs and plants with glycerin is a great way to get fantastic results for bouquets and wreaths, displays and gifts. Try preserving your favorite herb in this unique fashion.
Time Required: Thirty Minutes
- Cut your chosen material. Remove any lower and damaged leaves.
- Choose a container that is large enough to hold the stems upright.
- Mix 1 part glycerin with 2 parts of near boiling water.
- Pour some into the container and insert the stems so they are standing in about 3 inches of liquid.
- Keep in a cool, dark place,inspecting the plants weekly.
- When all the leaves have changed color the process is finished. This may take 1 to 8 weeks.
- Continue to check the level of the solution in the container all the time to keep it at the maximum level until the plants are finished.
- Once complete, simply pat dry with a paper towel and hang upside down for a few days before using.
- Use fleshy or woody varieties for this method.
- Keep the solution at the maximum level at all times.
What You Need
- Evergreens, eucalyptus, roses, tree stems, holly with or without berries, ferns
- Boiling water
- Large container to hold stems upright