Flower Pressing at the Ximenez-Fatio House Garden

There are so many wonderful reasons why our on-site staff love working at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, but one near the very top of the list is being surrounded every day by our beautiful gardens. We have lush tropical plants such as many varieties of vibrant hibiscus, banana, pomelo and, our famous Seville oranges. In addition to our tropical plants we grow mint, rosemary, basil lemongrass and cuban oregano. And, to take our green thumbs a step further, we have propagated milkweed throughout the property to entice the local butterfly population to make their homes here. With all these beautiful flowers, we wanted to do something special and old-timey, so we experimented with flower pressing! Two of our Historical Interpreters, Ryan and Julia had some fun and put together the above video about the process and the very cool end result! Author: Stefanie Kite Video: Julia Delbecchi and Ryan Brennan