The glorious plant drying rack DIY that I’m totally in love with. It’s amazing. I can’t wait to show you. You should know it’s quite possible I’ve scarred my children for life with all of the roadside flower picking trips I’ve drug them on. Luckily, I have sweet children who begrudgingly go along with my never ending obsession of Texas wildflowers. They take turns offering to help me pick them and I’m certain it comes from a deep place of feeling sorry for what they think, at their age, is a lame passion. It would be so much cooler if I was into video games.
I tell them someday they will miss these days. Someday they will drive down the road with a car full of my grandbabies and see the Queen Anne’s Lace starting to bloom and get the sudden urge to pull over and snatch up a handful. Who know, maybe someday one of the three will even ride around with garden gloves and clippers in their car door pocket like their dear old mom does.
It could happen.
I’m pretty sure this little slice of French country-esque gorgeousness that now hangs on our back patio will completely seal the deal on their love of free florals via Mother Nature.
Even if it doesn’t I’ve already won my husband over by making sure he’s seen how cute this plant drying rack is. I know he’s so impressed. ????????
I’ve had this vintage baby bed mattress spring for years. It’s changed addresses and decorated a mantel or two in its day. I always wanted to use it to dry flowers and herbs, but there never was the perfect spot for it. Until now.
So I hung it from the porch ceiling and used the same supplies and idea as on the hanging baskets I just shared. And then I got to hang the latest and greatest plants I could gather. And my heart literally skipped a few beats.
I really do hope that my babies will see the flowers on the roadsides and notice the fields in bloom and pick the loveliness from pastures and trails. They smell so much better than a video game. Did you know you can show off your budding plant lady prowess with this adorable shirt from The Mercantile? Grab one here!
So tell me please, what’s your favorite wildflower?
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