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|Location:||Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom|
I picked several flowers from a Rhododendron ‘Lee’s Dark Purple’. I then squashed the flowers between normal stationary paper on one side and a sheet of blotting paper on the other.
I then held this tightly together inside a 9” Microfleur Flower Press and then microwaved the whole lot at full power for 35 seconds. This is a well-known technique that rapidly dries plant material, whilst preserving colour.