Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath
Material:
• Wire Wreath Frame
• Garden Shears
• Live Herb Plants
• Sphagnum Moss
• Florist Wire
Soak sphagnum moss in a bucket until it is moist.
Cover the wreath frame with the sphagnum moss.
Select perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage or tarragon.
Remove the herbs from the container and flatten the root ball by pressing it gently between your palms.
Lay the prepared herb plant onto the moss-covered frame at an angle.
Cover the root ball with a new sheet of damp moss. Wrap up the moss that overlaps the frame over the new sheet to cover the entire root ball.
Wrap twice with the florist wire. Be very careful to wrap the wire over the root ball and not the crown (the area where the foliage meets the roots) of the plant.
Lay the next herb so that the foliage covers the wrapped root ball of the first plant.
Continue adding herbs, covering with moss and wrapping with wire until you come to the end. Cut the wire and tie off to the back of the frame.
Soak the finished wreath in a bucket of water or spray with a hose to settle plants in place.

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