21 best plants for DIY bouquets

Create beautifully untamed bouquets using finds from the wild or your own backyard

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Photo by David E. Perry

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If you don’t have the flora you need at home, pick it up at one of these spots.

Arizona | Atelier de LaFleur. At this shop in Tucson’s historic train depot, owner Colleen LaFleur specializes in desert-adapted plants like cactus and native tree seedlings. lafleurplantscapes.com

California | Louesa. Trained in fine art, Louesa Roebuck finds beauty in the wild places around the Bay Area. At her mini shop tucked into San Francisco’s H.D. Buttercup, she sells local and foraged vines, branches, and blooms. louesaroebuck.com

Colorado | Field Florals. In Paonia, Ashley Krest cultivates some materials in her fields, while foraging others—such as chokecherries, goldenrod, and wild sweet pea—from her property. fieldflorals.com

Oregon | By the Bunch. Owner Rachel Galloway stocks her Portland shop with locally grown and foraged finds, which in early summer may include Equisetum, garlic scapes, and maidenhair ferns. bythebunchpdx.com

Washington | Seattle Wholesale Growers Market Cooperative (pictured). During public shopping hours on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this alliance of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska farmers sells high-quality seasonal cuts. Buy a $5 day pass, and bring buckets for taking your picks home. seattlewholesalegrowersmarket.com

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