The problem was we don't have all that many of them and while I've seen them growing abundantly out hiking, just never directly off the trail head or anywhere convenient. I was set to hike with a bag and scissors until I spotted them growing on an empty lot just a few blocks from my house.
I doubted anyone would care, but I still decided to go back under the cover of darkness. Besides, it adds the sneaky adventure element to the project.
wiring them to the wreath form was fun, if not a bit painful. I don't know how I managed to wedge bits of these plants under my fingernails, but I am typing with 8 fingers instead of 10.
overall I'm pretty happy with the finished product. It is especially lovely and fresh right now because the fabulous late summer rainstorm I'm completely enjoying has left fresh droplets all over it.