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Plant that around my neck anytime

More pressed plant material entries - this one's a necklace, done by Lisa Webb Howe of the formidable Wissahickon Garden Club. Her list of materials is long, but what a result: cumin and fennel seeds, juniper berries, millet, clethra, pond iris, ornamental grass, chickpea, peppercorns, weeds, mountain laurel, pieris, and crape myrtle.

Plant that around my neck anytime

More pressed plant material entries - this one's a necklace, done by Lisa Webb Howe of the formidable Wissahickon Garden Club. Her list of materials is long, but what a result: cumin and fennel seeds, juniper berries, millet, clethra, pond iris, ornamental grass, chickpea, peppercorns, weeds, mountain laurel, pieris, and crape myrtle.

Clearly, Lisa's been foraging in both kitchen and garden! To a good end. She won first prize for this outstanding necklace.

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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