I will be appearing on Houston Life on March 21st, 2023, at 1pm CST for a gardening segment!
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I will be sharing LIVE a DIY gardening segment focusing on creating a living wreath! I'll show you how to achieve this, as well as share sources for my favorite products to use for it!
Use a 2-part wire wreath form and separate the two pieces. Before placing the liner in the form, make sure to moisten thoroughly. Place the jute liner (plastic side in) and fill with moistened potting soil. Then, cover the soil with the second jute piece and clip the wire frame into place. You can plant on either side of the wreath.
Using sharp scissors, cut holes into the liner into an “X” shape. Be sure to space your plants evenly.
Plant your plants through each slit.
Once finished, lay the wreath flat on its back to give it few days to settle it in. Then hang in place. Plants will soon adjust to vertical living and will fill out to cover the entire wreath.
Light: Depending on the chosen plants, part shade to full sun will mostly likely be best for annuals. Herbs and most succulents prefer as much sunlight as they can get! Be sure to read the garden tags inserted into newly purchased plants for the exact information on your particular chosen plant.
Watering: Light watering can be done with a gentle hose sprayer. Every so often, lay the wreath flat on the ground, water well and allow to drain for 20 minutes before hanging up again.
Pinching back. Vigorous growers benefit from trimming every week or so. Continue to pinch back to keep them bushy and to preserve the round shape of the wreath.
Other liner choices:
Liner material needs to be soft enough for you to make a hole and plant. At the same time, it needs to be thick enough to hold the potting mix in place. Other options are Oregon Green Moss or Coco Fiber Moss.
My preferred wreath form choice is available at KinsmanGarden.com. Their clip-together design makes it easy and quick to create living wreaths to decorate doors, walls, fences and table tops. A variety of small annuals, herbs, or succulents makes for a striking presentation and unique garden decoration. A jute liner is even included! The simple design of these living wreath rings will allow you to plant wreaths for every season!