Article: Make This: Coneflowers from Found Items: Another great article

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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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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 24, 2010 10:48 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Clint you did it again. Great 'how to' article on making those wonderful blooms.
Imageclintbrown
Mar 25, 2010 5:56 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Thanks, Lynn! These are so easy to make. They look better in person. I'll try to take some better photos of them in the future.

Clint
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 25, 2010 8:48 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I think the photos are great. You are a very creative person Clint.

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