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Chopped beets simmered will create a deep red dye for coloring various textiles. (John Zvirovski / The Sun)

Natural dyes surround us in the garden

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How many times have you been in the summer garden dead-heading flowers like irises and daylilies just to find deep stains in your skin of purple and burgundy? Later, when you are weeding those beds, you notice brown stains on your hands from pulling the dandelions or green markings on your knees from the freshly mowed lawn. Further into the season while you are picking the raspberries you acquire deep red spots from the juice or deep brown marks from the gathering of walnuts from the trees.

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