Milkweed pod wreath

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?

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About crabtreegardens

I am a passionate decorator and the head gardener at Crabtree Gardens, LLC, which is a five acre naturalized garden located in Drums, PA. I advocate chemical-free, low maintenance gardening methods and working along with nature. I'm a freelance garden writer and member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.
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9 Responses to Milkweed pod wreath

  1. Chris Leskosky says:

    Simply stunning!

  2. P.E.A.C.E. says:

    So creative and very pretty. Thanks for sharing it here!

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    We have a lot of milkweed pods around here. How creative to make this beautiful wreath 🙂

  4. Jean says:

    What a beautiful wreath — surprisingly elegant in its rustic simplicity.

  5. Anna B says:

    That is the most gorgeous wreath I’ve ever seen! Wow! 🙂

  6. Patrick says:

    Brilliant use of what some people see as scourge for a truly creative post. I thank the addition of the hibiscus added nice texture to the finished product. A treat to see so sending you a big thank you

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