This is a follow up to a blog post I posted a month or two ago, about experimenting with preserving eucalyptus. You can read that post here. The results of preserving turned out pretty much as expected. You can see from the picture below that some of the stems and leaves are a lot greener, and some of them have a purple hue to them. The greener stems are done by just air drying the plant, resulting in brittle, light green leaves. The purple hued stems were done by soaking the stems in a vegetable glycerin mixture before air drying, which resulted in waxier leaves which lost their green colour. I actually love the way both turned out, I think whichever method you choose just depends on how you want the final product to look.