"I'm simply a gatherer who loves doing unusual things with flowers"
Dried and pressed botanical by South Carolina artist
More of her work here
Garden & Gun magazine described Becky as a "true gatherer." She gathers palms, ferns, leaves and other native plants from the South Carolina marshes, lakes and bogs which she then takes back to her studio, creating works of art.
She recollects growing up in the rural South..."In our house the prevailing philosophy was that nothing - not even joe-pye weed, sweetgrass, or globe thistle - was too humble to use for decoration."
A philosophy I can appreciate...especially when you have no budget for flowers. So when I hosted the Spring Beauty Garden Club meeting this month, I gathered greenery from the yard and palmettos from the farm. Dried hydrangeas, white pumpkins, and a bit of cotton accented the various arrangements and vignettes. Even gathering some oyster shells from the local recycling drop-off ....after a good soaking in some bleach, they held branches in place. Images from the day.
A great meeting, followed by a beautiful day spent outdoors with Mischief and Mayhem.
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