Or Bachelor Buttons as I have always called them, are one of my favorite flowers in the garden. No matter how crowded my flower beds, I have to tuck at least one plant in my garden area each year.
Did you realize you can make ink from the flower? It makes a mystical, magical blue color perfect for your garden diary entries and letters to loved ones.
To make your ink is easy. Pick enough flowers to fill a coffee cup (packed down a bit). Using a non metal container, boil 2 cups of water and drop the flowers in. Boil until the water becomes a beautiful blue and has evaporated enough to fill a small jar (such as a baby food jar) with a tight fitting lid.
Using a strainer, strain the liquid into the jar. Add 2 drops of vinegar to hold the color and a pinch of salt to prevent mold. Shake lightly and keep in a dark place.
Use a beautiful quill or calligraphy pen and enjoy using your handmade ink!
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