Article: Make This: Coneflowers from Found Items: This is nifty

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Image Make This: Coneflowers from Found Items
By Clint Brown on March 24, 2010

There is an old Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree next to the parking lot at work. One morning when I arrived I thought, "That looks just like an Echinacea cone!" A jog in the country led to the discovery of Trumpet Vine's (Campsis radicans) dried seed pods which are so easily cut with scissors! A trip to the Chinese restaurant gave me the pre-made stems (Chopsticks) and I was all set to create!

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Imagegardener2005
Mar 24, 2010 9:41 AM CST
Name: Karen
Zone 8b
I like this idea. The flowers are cute too. Karen
Imageblkraven2
Mar 24, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Name: Kathleen aka Blkraven
zone 8a..Wells Tx.
good job!
Ravens Wing Studio
Creating tomorrows Heirloom Baskets today, Handwoven Antler Baskets and Gourd Art
Imageclintbrown
Mar 25, 2010 7:24 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Thanks! It is very difficult to write instructions. I have a new appreciation for them when I see them.

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