2014 Agarita article I just found – guess who is mentioned?

5 Sep

2014 Texa Parks & Wildlife agarita article I just found – guess who is mentioned?  The root gives the best color when it is chopped or ground.  Lots of elbow grease, to get the root out of the ground and chop it!  Click here for the web article from Texas Parks and Wildlife!

PDF copy is here…. Flora Fact: Agarita|April 2014| TPW magazine  same as above

Photo below is various oak leaves, oak bark, acorns, persimmon and agarita.  Agarita is on the far right!


My old blog post on agarita is here  and the photos are here  Sigh, sooner or later I WILL consolidate the two blogs!

6 Responses to “2014 Agarita article I just found – guess who is mentioned?”

  1. Michele Dixon September 10, 2016 at 12:31 am #

    Lovely, lovely colors, Deb.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Deb Feo September 10, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Too bad they didn’t insert a link to your blog!


    • debmcclintock September 10, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

      I did not even know they referenced me! Blog link would have been nice.


  3. Patty Thessen Dems September 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Beautiful! You inspire me, Deb!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Not Strong March 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

    So sorry if this is ridiculously late, but I am curious on the lightfastness of a plain agarita dye? Mordant with whatever you suggest that works best. Happened to find a beautiful agarita in my yard, should be perfect. Looking to make a waxed canvas vest back, going to dye the duck cloth and then wax it then cut and sew. I am hoping to maybe use some combination of agarita with live oak corns, to achieve something close to that “Carhartt brown/ mustard brown” color. Any help offered is appreciated! If agarita isn’t the right method for something like that I can also source whatever needed, I am in San Marcos. Love what you do!!!! Such a frickin amazing website and you rule!


    • debmcclintock March 6, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

      Duck cloth is heavy cotton, right? You’d need to use alum acetate for mordant for cotton as opposed to alum sulfate. I used the agarita root to get the gold. The branches give brown. The root is very hard and needs to be chipped and soaked to get good color. The acorns by themselves give a decent yellow color. It is always good to sample before you try the entire piece. Good luck.

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