Simple succulent wreaths for spring!

May 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Simple succulent wreaths for spring! House Doctor Lisa Quinn shows us how to add warmth and personality to your home by making a wreath.

Succulents don't take much water and are super hard to kill, so they make the perfect choice for a summertime wreath.

Items needed:

  • 12" wreath frame
  • Florists wire
  • Spagnum moss
  • U-shaped florist pins
  • Phillipshead screwdriver or chopstics
  • Potting soil
  • Succulents

First step is to wet your spagnum moss. You can do this by soaking it in a bucket of water. Then wring it out so it's not dripping.

You are then going to take the moss and put it inside the wreath frame. You want to make sure it is really packed in there so it will be tight enough to hold the plants.

Once you have the wreath frame all filled with moss you will want to take your fishing line and wrap it around the outside of the frame. This will make sure that your moss will not fall out of the frame.

You will now start putting your succulents into the frame. Just poke a screwdriver, or chopstick into the moss and make a hole, it needs to be big enough to fit the stem of the plant in. Then just stick the plant in the hole.

Make sure to space the succulents far enough apart to leave room for them to grow and fill in the empty space. This will probably take at least 6 months, but it is a fun process to watch.

Once you have "planted" the succulents all around the wreath you are done!

Keep your wreath flat for at least 3 or 4 weeks so the roots will have a chance to take hold. Once time has passed you can hang your wreath on a wall, door or even on an arbor or trellis in the garden.

Allow wreath to be completely dry between waterings. When you do need to water just take your wreath down and put it in a pan of water. The moss will soak it up and thereby water your succulents.


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