I had such high hopes for my natural dyes gardening project. Many things have gone right but some things have also gone very wrong. I am much wiser now so next year, the mechanics of all this will be worked out, I’m sure.
Above is the view looking west. Lots of pumpkin plants were planted along with the dye stuff.
Here you can see that our patio space has become a bit over crowded but that's okay.
Failed seed plantings included Black-eyed Susans, echinacea, and deep red and black hollyhocks.
Successful plantings include red sunflowers,
and morning glories.
The pokeberry bushes have really taken off as you can see by this next picture.
Each bush yields beautiful catkins of berries that dye wool a lovely magenta color.
In about 4 weeks, I will post my results using the literal fruit of our labors.
Thanks for looking!