Outside the window today was this sight...a 'Jelena' witch hazel blooming her silly head off. My first blooms of winter on the first shrub planted in the first garden of my very first home. Whew, that's firsts a'plenty. I am grateful, deeply grateful for each.
And this color, what does one call it? Copper-orange? Burnt orange? Deep melon tipped with pumpkin? No matter. Because all I could think was I wonder if Jelena would be considered a good plant for dyeing fabric. Could I possibly get THAT color to transfer to textiles? To felt?? Oh, be still my beating heart!
A list, yes, must start a list..."Dye Garden Plants." Two columns; must haves & already have. Later I can add the column, already killed.
Note to self: research, buy more books, ask more questions, welcome the wisdom of blog friends with dye stains on their clothes :>]