Who loves wildflowers…arranging wildflowers? This girl does. I know of very few flowers growing on the earth that I don’t adore. While some may see wildflowers as weeds, I see them as the beginning of an arrangement. When I go for a walk in the pasture…as I do sometimes to watch the sunsets in the country, I catch myself plucking as I go along… Picking… Smelling…. Gathering…. Basically, enjoying what God has given us to enjoy. One of the things I love about wildflowers, there are no rules. It’s really meant that way, in my mind. I love the haphazard way a pasture looks….just wherever the wind blows the seeds…that’s where they emerge. Isn’t it amazing how they manage to survive what ever elements occur. One of my favorite poems sums it up perfectly for me:
When I have a hand full of flowers, I do just as they do in nature….gather and group where they fall. There are lots of “techniques” for arranging wildflowers….but I think wildflowers just look better placed however they fall. To me…they are meant to be wild and untamed. Not formal, stuffy and following rules. Even their container isn’t formal….just the way I like.
Do you like to pick wildflowers? Do you follow arranging rules…or do you let them fall haphazardly into the jar?
I ADORE these “Vintage looking” jars. They are just the perfect blue!