About 2 years ago I was asked by Sunset magazine to reinterpret the holiday wreath. Back then The Plant Provocateur was someone else called Lushland. Well, I was honored to be asked and excited about the absolutely enjoyable task of playing with plant materials to creating something I thought was cool. Since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I would take the time to share my visions as a creative and festive way to say Happy Holidays to everyone out there. The wreath model pictured is called Pin Cushions + Pods. I made this wreath by collecting plant material that was available in and near my home, which at the time was in Berkeley, California.
My ultra mod wreath was composed of Leucospermum x patersonii's pincushion flowers grown in my garden, Corymbia ficifolia (syn. Eucalyptus ficifolia) leaves and seed pods found growing in my neighborhood, and Nelumbo sp. (Lotus) seed pods collected from a friend's water garden. Sunset loved this one and published it in their December 2011 issue. I was stoked! Check it out. What do you think?