It’s been awhile that I’ve searched for 4-leaf clovers in my garden. It was a relaxing day of house and yard work so I figured I sit down and find a few. Today I found three.
I don’t have a dedicated clover garden but they grow wild around my garden. I was pretty excited when I spotted my first 4-leaf by accident in 2014. It took awhile to train my eyes to spot them but after finding so many over time I can zero in on them almost instantly.
As an Irish descent from my maternal grandfather and with our homes sitting on the same lot my grandfather raised chickens and farmed eggs I’d say it is luck of the Irish and grandfather sprinkling his love onto my garden.
Some days I would find one 4-leaf and others I would find five or more. Once I found eight including a 5-leaf clover. It is said that chances of discovering a four leaf clover are 1:10 000 however my garden has proven otherwise.
I have preserved all of them between the pages of my Anne of Green Gables and Anne of the Island & Tales of Avonlea books. I’m sure Ms. Anne Shirley wouldn’t mind having some luck by her side.
You can see that I did not press them well as the 4th leaf on some swiveled to nearly non-existent and have browned.
As of today I may have about 40 or more preserved 4-leaf clovers and I really don’t know what to do with them. I’ve thought of making necklaces, bracelets, or paper weights but I don’t have the slightest clue on how. I have researched resin, decoupage, you name it but they seem difficult.
Here are some of my previous finds.
Far right clover is a 5-Leaf
If you know of simple and easy crafts that will not ruin the delicate clovers or a better way to preserve them please do share.
Should you stumble across a clover patch, challenge yourself to try to find one. Some say that each leaf symbolizes hope, faith, charity, and luck and other say fame, wealth, love, and health.