My big city florist friend says, "There's an upcharge for wildcrafting"...you know roadsidiana, backyardiana, wherever it is that you go and get a few sprigs of this and that, that, frankly, make your flowers get real, take them to the next level, add that je ne sais quoi~! Wildcrafting has always been part of our recipe at Passionflower.
And, here's one of my faves that would fall in this category: the something you're never going to see for sale at the florist wholesaler, so if you want it, you're going to have to get it yourself.
It's wild oats...common on many road edges in Oregon. Parts of it are used herbally as a nervine and especially helpful if you want to quit smoking. And then there's that expression, "sowing your wild oats".
And it's a Bach Flower Remedy too. (click here to learn more about that)
Plus it's just kinda arching and gracefully beautiful too.
These are some of the things I think about when I use wild oats in a flower arrangement.
Happy Labor Day weekend to All!