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by Julie Roussy Newton •

Gardening Natural Dye

Creating a (my) Dye Garden!

I am so excited to be finally doing this! I am making the dye garden of my dreams (hopefully)! ~ These are the three flower beds I am starting with. I may add a fourth for an even number tbh but that is to be determined later. I haven't really worked heavily on this garden since grade 9 and I was an avid food blogger and enjoyed using lots of my own produce. Between the ages of 14-17 I grew so much produce but after that I seemed to totally loose my green thumb?? Crops went bad for a few years and I didn't keep at it but I am back! Aged 22 I shall make these boxes smt special :) Here are pictures from when I was 15 for motivation of what it will look like and what it will yield ~ ~ This will be an ongoing project with updates as they come. I have started a bunch of seeds inside, others are in the dirt already. I need to get more seeds but depending on the world's status with going outside I may have to do something else and order them online. ~ It is now a few weeks later then ^ and I have been doing plenty of research into the plants I want in my garden. For both dyeing purposes and also the making of home grown remedies. Before I list what I have my mind set on growing let me tell you exactly what I already have in the garden:  ~ -Raspberries -Blueberries -Sage -Thyme -Rosemary -Camellia tree -Sumac (for dyeing) .. I think that's it. I would like to see the following in my garden: ~ -Marigolds (for dyeing) -Calendula (for dyeing) -Onions (for dyeing and eating) -String beans (for eating, love string beans) -Peppermint (for dyeing, drinks and home remedies) -Kale (for kale cashew ceasar salads yas!) -Lavender (for home remedies, and under your pillow filled pouches) -Basil!!! (for everything) -Dahlias (for admiring and dyeing) -Holly hocks (for dyeing) -Sunflowers (for dyeing)