4-Leaf Clover


It takes a sharp eye and lots of patience to find a four-leaf clover. Or just plain luck! And the search can turn an ordinary walk into an exciting treasure hunt. Road sides and lawns are fine places to look, as are parks and wilderness areas.

Sometimes you can spend hours looking, yet find none. So try a new spot! Other times they seem to jump out at you. There may be only one, or many in a small area, even on the same stem! You must train your eye to spot "not 3-ness." Virtually all clovers have 3 leaves; you must learn to ignore the "normal" and seek the unusual. This will result in some false alarms, but eventually, you will find your lucky 4-leaf clover!

Even more rare are 5- and 6-leaf clovers, of which I've found a few dozen over the years, compared to well over 300 4-leaf clovers I've found.

Preserve your 4-leaf clovers by pressing them flat (with leaves spread wide) between sheets of facial tissue, placed between pages of a thick phone book. Don't use a valuable book, or one with slick, shiny pages, because the clover will shed moisture as it dries, which could cause the pages to wrinkle. Leave the clover in the book to dry, undisturbed, for several weeks. You can then remove and display it in a frame, wear it in a locket, laminate it to keep in your wallet - whatever! The dried leaf is delicate, but will last for years if protected from rubbing, moisture, and bright light (which will fade the color).

GOOD LUCK! But if you can't find any, you can always buy one (or more) from us!

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