Hels wants to start a dyers garden. I just gave her a book called "the dyers garden" for her birthday!
Oh, that sounds lovely. We always try to have a few different plants for dying projects too. I'll have to come back to see what is recommended!
No suggestions right now, but did you build that trelis? I'm trying to make one out of alder trunks fo rhte back yard.
marigolds?! it looks lovely. i've always wanted a dye-garden. :-)
Oh I can think of so many, I would put some nettle in a little out of the way corner. Its a good plant to have in the garden (used in Biodynamics) for dye and tea. Definitely calendula or marigolds for the Michealmas gold, I do this every year. My daughter is doing a natural dye project for 4-H this year, we have lots of books in the ready.
Did you start the madder seeds yet?? Some of mine grew some didn't - let me now if you want me to mail you a few more. Marigolds are great like Lisa Anne said. They dry perfectly too - pick all summer long and then you have a bag full by Late summer to dye the lion yarn.
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