This beautiful natural milkweed pod wreath was designed by my friend Sue Boyle.
A while back she asked if our wildflower meadow had enough milkweed pods to share with her for a decorating project she had planned and I assured her it did. Last week Sue and her husband Jim came over and we harvested a basket full of empty pods for her wreath.
In addition, I suggested that she try some of the interesting seed pods that remained on the hibiscus plants, of which she happily gathered.
This is such a great example of the rewards of allowing your perennials to remain in their matured state throughout the winter. If we were to have cut back our gardens, none of these beautiful naturally dried seed heads would have remained.
Sue also added in some of her own rose hips, pine cones and fresh greenery to make this a stunning floral arrangement. Thanks for the great photo Sue and Jim. May I please place an order for one next year?