Hello and happy September! I have an end of summer bouquet that I would like to share made of seasonal plants that nicely reflect the current season.
I had never thought of having a cattail bouquet until I saw some inspiration on Instagram of course. Its so nice that wild, rustic and natural seems to be a trend right now because it encourages creativity with diy projects and also saves money.
In this case, picking your own bouquet from wild spaces is a simple way to get out and connect with nature.
I adore picking wild things … I like to think its satisfying to the female soul, since way back in the day women gathered plants daily to nourish their families …
I always get shy that someone will see me and think I’m weird, haha. That’s because I currently reside in an urban area. And most people are so very accustomed to getting absolutely everything from the store, even decorations.
I say, it should be weird to depend on the store for everything, even our creativity and decor, right?!
Cattails may not be easy for everyone to acquire but luckily my mom’s house backs onto a natural space that has them growing.
Did you know that cattails have edible parts all year long? Sometimes the stalks, sometimes the rhizomes and sometimes they produce a flour. I have yet to try cattail…
I also added goldenrod to my bouquet. This plant is absolutely everywhere this time of year. It often gets mistaken for ragweed, but it is not allergenic. In fact, they smell really nice.
I added some pieces of dehydrated wild grass, et voila.
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