5 Projects for Summer’s Last Hurrah

Trying to decide what to do with your long weekend? Here are some activities for the last days of summer.

By Jean Nick


Preserving flowers and herbs is another good use of time.2. Preserve Flowers and Herbs

Another good Labor Day activity: A ramble through the woods and fields for wildflowers and wild edibles. Wildflowers can be pressed between the pages of old phone books so I'll have some pressed flowers to turn into decorated cards and other gifts later in the fall. I’ll also take a few bags with me to bring home any flavorful wild apples or other fall fruits I may run into an abundant supply of. 

For tips on pressing flowers and foraging for wild fruit, like apples and wineberries, see:
7 Wild Fruits That May Be Growing in Your Backyard
Holiday Gifts From Summer Gardens, Part 2