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Next time you have a spare horsetail rush

This necklace in the pressed plant material class was very different from the others. It won second prize, incorporating mustard seeds, Job's tears (a grain-bearing tropical pklant), coriander, eucalyptus seeds, horsetail rush, sago palm, poppy pod top, allspice berry, almonds and raffia.

Next time you have a spare horsetail rush

This necklace in the pressed plant material class was very different from the others. It won second prize, incorporating mustard seeds, Job's tears (a grain-bearing tropical pklant), coriander, eucalyptus seeds, horsetail rush, sago palm, poppy pod top, allspice berry, almonds and raffia.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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