These tillandsias are lifted into the air on slender wires, all the better to exhibit their graceful forms. Any stones would work for this project; we chose smooth river rocks.
- 18-gauge silver floral wire (sold at craft stores)
- Assorted stones
How to assemble the rock garden:
1. Start with a straight length of wire, about 18 inches long. Wrap the wire around a stone. Using needle-nose pliers, twist the wire tightly to secure it.
2. Snip one end of the wire at the twist. Form a loop at the end of the remaining length of wire, large enough for a tillandsia to nest in.
3. Cut more pieces of wire as desired to create supports of varying heights.
4. Line up your air plants on a windowsill for a modish collection of living art.
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Floral project designed by Mark Kintzel; Photography by Thomas MacDonald
Originally published in Organic Gardening magazine, December 2014/January 2015