Here’s a nice way to spend a few minutes of joy on a fine late spring Friday: tour around the various galleries of Blackwell Botanicals – and marvel at the natural beauty they have captured forever with the ancient art of pressed plants and flowers.

About Blackwell Botanicals:

“Vibrant blooms and foliage collected from the nooks and crannies of the Southern landscape are what define Blackwell Botanicals. Their meticulous preservation and artistic presentation are what elevate these found treasures into sophisticated, unique and highly stylized works of art. Harvesting from the swamps of South Carolina, the gardens of Virginia’s countryside, the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley, artist and plantswoman Anne Blackwell Thompson preserves foliage and flowers using centuries-old traditions and turns her bounty into beautiful, artistic compositions.”

Check out the galleries of Blackwell Botanicals here – you won’t be disappointed.