Garland Daisy, Chrysanthemum coronarium
This beautiful flower is not a native plant but rather an invasive local. She grows wild along the roadsides and hills of Southern California. Allie’s partner’s childhood home is next to a hillside with a bountiful patch of Garland Daisies. Due to the dry climate of Southern California, Topanga wildfire prevention guidelines required this hillside to be trimmed. Allie gratefully collected most of these hillside daisies before the trimming occurred.
Sagebrush, Artemisia californica
Sagebrush grows in great abundance in the Santa Monica Mountains. It smells heavenly and is a whimsical plant for eco-printing.
Giant Leaf Coreopsis, Leptosyne gigantea
This flower grows wild by the ocean on the cliffsides of Malibu. It has a sweet divine smell and blooms only in the months of March and April.
The lupines were growing like weeds this year, covering the mountains in shades of purple. There is a little untouched meadow up a secluded trail in Allie’s backyard that had hundreds of lupines growing this spring. Allie also had the pleasure of growing some in her garden.
Rabbit Tobacco, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
The plant smells like maple syrup and grows lavishly amongst the oak woodlands in Topanga. It is a beautiful and hardy plant to eco-print. The flowers are a beautiful yellow color and the stems a sage green.