January 2020: Oxalis and Bees Again

In Los Angeles the Oxalis invasion start around January

January is when the Oxalis starts it’s annual invasion. As annoying as it can be – taking over the garden – it’s still my staple for yellow dye and a favorite with local bees. I let the bees have at it in the morning and pick after. By the time it starts dying off I’ll have a good supply of dried oxalis, enough for myself and to give away to other dyers.

oxalis samples: wool, soy-silk, cotton
Oxalis samples: wool, soy-silk, cotton

Recipe notes here: http://www.jmjamison.com/2008/01/

One thought on “January 2020: Oxalis and Bees Again”

  • THis year had barely any oxalis flower. Have also a cultivated varity that is pink flowered, and it did well. Sometimes I use the leaves in water to make a acidic bath for the fabric or yarns.
    Glad your still around!! Hope your doing well

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