some green out of city courtyard
Looking out of the window of my flat, the first thing I see is a diversity of the colour grey. The big buildings around and the street dominate my view.
But if I look around a little bit longer I can regognize different plants with their glowing and shimmering facettes of green.
So I asked myself how to categorize a few of these different colours. I collected some leaves and thought about how to extract their colours. After a few failed attempts, like mixing the leaves with alcohol, I started cooking them in water. The results turned out to be quiet different. To my surprise I extracted colours like orange, brown, yellow and green. It was fascinating to see that my courtyard contains so many natural colours one can discover.
the way i did it
I cooked different leaves following the same procedure of using 5g of leaves, 200ml of water and a cooking time of 20 minutes. As a result I got different colours out of my courtyard. I´ve filled all the result´s into test tubes. Now it´s easy to compare the result with other plant´s or even of other courtyards and gardens.
first test tubes….