Friday, June 28, 2013

Live Wreath Live!

I believe this is the first time I have posted about something that was not mini related.  When I began this blog, I planned to talk about all kinds of crafts, mini stories, interesting mini news...etc. This time I am sharing my live wreath.

 I have been doing this for the past few years. It starts out with the same grape ivy wreath that is up all year long.  Whatever the season, I cut flowers and add them to my wreath. You might find winter berries, azaleas or anything else that looks good. Try to stick in some with a nice fragrance too. I have even added artificial poinsettia pics. The tubes can be purchased in craft stores and many other stores. Fill the tubes with water and quickly put the stem in the hole in the fitted rubber cap before they begin to wilt. 

You may add your favorite cut flower food

This year I simply sprinkled a mix of wild flower seeds on the ground in my backyard then added perennial  and annual plants . It seems before I knew it, I was looking a at wild bouquet garden! The bonus is no more mowing in that area. What you see here are heirloom and knock out roses, cone flowers, a sunflower, baby's breath and I believe zinnias. I added some more seeds a few days ago so, in a few weeks the garden will have a whole new look. As new flowers bloom, and the old ones die, I simply replace them and get a whole new looking wreath too!                                                                                                                                                                            
Flowers in various stages
Use any combination!

 My son, who just started  an organic commercial nursery, is going to thin out that flower below whose name I can't remember. It is growing right next to the heirloom roses.

This plant spreads like crazy!


You can see the rose bush in the midst of this plant
For times when there are no flowers I put in special occasion pics from the dollar tree or whatever I can find.  If you don't have a garden, store bought bouquets work just fine!

My front door

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  1. That is such a lovely wreath and a great idea! You are so lucky to have such an abundant garden with which to adorn your wreath. That red, tropical-looking plant is stunning --is that a canna lily?

    1. John,

      Thanks so much! I get more ideas to put in it every year. YES! It is a cana lily! I can always depend on my blog friends :-)

  2. Your wreath is beautiful. What a great idea! Always changing. I also love your idea of sprinkling seeds around your other plants. It must be so pretty!

    1. Teresa,

      Thank you! I am so glad I shared this with everyone. 'A new plant seems to pop up every day. :-) If you make the wreath please share.

  3. Hello from Spain: your door is really very nice. You create a beautiful wreath. I love it. Great job. Keep in touch

    1. Marta,

      Thanks! I really enjoyed doing it and I am glad you enjoyed seeing it.

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    1. Maria,

      Thank you so much. It was so easy maybe you will try one one day. :-)

  6. Very beautiful wreath. It must be so nice to have a garden whit your own flowers.

  7. Wyrna,

    Thanks! Yes, it is! This is the first year I have had such an assortment.

  8. Hello Grandmommy,
    What a wonderful way to greet guests. The wreath is so much fun and just beautiful. I have never seen a live wreath! Absolutely fantastic idea.
    big hug,

    1. Giac,

      Thank you! If you decide to make one please share it with me!
      Major hugs


It is fun hearing from all of you!