I tend to do a lot of landscape and nature photography as these venues permit you to leisurely take your time while you determine the best angle and background settings for composing your shot.
The downside is when you are shooting wild flowers and sometimes interesting weeds, you first have to get low to the ground and then you do not always have the luxury of removing extraneous plants.
I decided that if I used a piece of copper pipe and stuck this in the ground then I would have a tall thin vase like structure that would permit me to place just a few flowers in the top opening. I could then move the pipe around until I had the best background to set the object against. A side benefit was now I was able to shoot standing up and made it easier to use the tripod.
This is the thistle shot in the pipe and below is the final image of thistle.
These are a few more of the flowers that I placed in this copper vase.