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How to Create a Living Wreath

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Create a living wreath to hang on your gate or fence to welcome guests.
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I gathered supplies I needed for the wreath. Some moss, waxed string or wire, a 12" wreath form, 9 Impatiens, garden gloves, scissors.
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I tied the string to the wreath form leaving a 6" tail to use at the end of the wreath.
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I wrapped some moistened moss under the wreath form and placed a plant in the wreath. I placed more moss around the plants side and top and used moss to fill in next to the plant. Then I wound the string over the sides of the plant to hold it in.
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Be careful to not damage your plants as you wind the string around.
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Here I have three plants in the wreath. Take your time to get the spacing correct. Use moss in between the plants to add spacing.
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Is it finished? I used eight plants as one wasn't the right colour for the project.
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Look on the back of the wreath and add more moss if needed. Here you can still see the wreath form. Use string to secure the moss. Add moss wherever it is needed.
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Place your completed wreath on a flat surface for a couple of days to let the plants settle. Add some wire or an 'S' hook to hang it up.
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You can also add a candle to the center of the wreath and use it on a table. Protect your table by using a plant saucer under your wreath. Water wreath every day by laying it in an upside down trash can lid full of water. For more details please check out the link below.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Moss
  • 12" wreath form
  • 8-9 2" Impatien plants
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To see more: https://thatbloomingarden.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/how-to-create-a-living-wreath/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 19, 2016

    What an amazing idea! It turned out gorgeous.

    • Deltagardener
      Deltagardener Canada
      on Apr 19, 2016

      @Hannah V Thank you. I felt like a rookie as it had been ten years since I made one.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Apr 20, 2016

    How adorable! A lot prettier than one from a florist! Looks more natural!

  • Sue
    Sue
    on Apr 20, 2016

    So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing

  • Verla Holguin
    Verla Holguin Stillwater, OK
    on Apr 20, 2016

    wonderful idea! I think I will try this as a centerpiece on our patio table.... wouldn't that be lovely?

    • Deltagardener
      Deltagardener Canada
      on Apr 20, 2016

      @Verla Holguin I made one using succulents in the wreath and it was amazing.

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Very pretty. Looks great as a centrepiece too :)

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