Courtesy of Kim Foren
Living wreaths make for a beautiful and unique look both indoors and out. Use moss, succulents and potting soil to create a natural, spring-inspired wreath just in time for Spring.
- 3-D wire wreath ring (make sure it has two top rights and one bottom right to fasten plants)
- potting soil
- plants with 3-inch roots (examples: succulents, pansies, annuals and cherry tomatoes)
- sphagnum moss
- Soak your potting soil and sphagnum moss in water. Note: Having both of these wet allows you to mold them easier in the wire.
- Line the inside of the wreath with sphagnum moss, then fill with soil. The moss will keep the soil from spilling and making a mess.
- Carefully plant your plants around the wreath. Pat down firmly to properly secure.
- Water your wreath and lay flat for about a week. This will give the roots time to grow and anchor in the soil.
- Hang your wreath. Depending on the size, you can even lay the wreath flat on a table for a perfect, spring-inspired centerpiece.
- Water wreath 2-3 times a week to make sure it lasts its full potential. The easiest way is to either soak the wreath in the sink or to spray with a hose if it's outside.
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