My garden (the one the Bride grew up loving, but, er, not actually ever having worked in) has supplied all the plant materials (except Sweet Gum and Japanese Maple) for this collection of eco prints which were completed mostly last summer and fall. Some dried and frozen plant materials have been printed this winter. The USDA zone for an Ottawa garden is 4 while Canadian zone classification puts it at 5A, so taking garden micro-climates into account, one can make reasonable guesses about the range of dye plants comfortable here.
Sumac berries bundled in silk habotai
Rose leaves and tagetes marigold on lichen dyed vintage kimono silk fragment
Coreopsis verticillata (reds)and tagetes marigold calices and petals (greens and yellows) on silk habotai
Note on the colours: I used a Canon Rebel SLR set at fully automatic, then the “enhance” in iPad photo edits. I find the colours very true to life.
Next time: If my new computer arrives this week, I can share some pics of the garden from last summer and fall. It is hidden under snow right now.