Sunday, September 27, 2009


Loving succulents............. last year on Valentine's day we gave
these little heart succulents (found at Ikea believe it or not)
to the kids' teachers.

beautiful at Autumn weddings mixed with lemons....


Isn't this wreath fabulous?
You can make it!
Follow the directions below!

Difficulty: Moderate
Things You'll Need:
Wire Wreath Frame
Garden Shears
Liquid Fertilizers
Sphagnum Moss
Paddle Wire
Step 1
Prepare succulent cuttings by taking pieces of established plants a few days prior to building your wreath. (A shopping bag full of cuttings should be enough to make an 8-inch wreath.) The cuttings should be at least 3 inches long. Allow them to dry for a few days to form a scab on the cut end.
Step 2
Attach the tag end of #24 paddle wire to a wire wreath frame.
Step 3
Soak sphagnum moss in a bucket until it is moist. Half a bale of sphagnum will make one 8-inch living wreath.
Step 4
Cover the wreath frame with the sphagnum moss. The brown side of the moss should face up and the sides should overlap by at least 2 inches on both sides of the frame.
Step 5
Dip the cut end of a succulent cutting into a rooting hormone.
Step 6
Lay the prepared succulent cutting onto the moss-covered frame near where the wire is attached. The cutting should lie on its side.
Step 7
Cover the cut end of the succulent with a new piece of damp moss. Wrap the overlapped moss over the new piece of moss to cover the end.
Step 8
Wrap twice with the paddle wire. Be very careful when wrapping the wire around the stem of the cutting. If you wrap too tightly, the wire will cut into the tender flesh of the succulent.
Step 9
Continue adding cuttings, 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.
Step 10
Soak the finished wreath in a bucket or water with a hose to settle plants in place.


Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love all these, I don't have any and want some!

I have a blog award for you, if you have time stop over!

dedeetsyshop said...

I LOVE succulents! Thanks for posting all the great ideas!

Gwyneth said...

Really gorgeous blog with wonderful photos! I love it! I warmly invite you to visit me at my country garden blog! Hugs, Gwyn

Julie Harward said...

Wow...I have always liked those but have never seen then used and displayed like that...what a beautiful idea! :D

Vintage Junky said...

wow I love that wreath... I am going to save it for next spring!


Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

So so cool - this succulent wreath is on my 'to-do' list! Thank you for the instructions!

Happy Monday - Tracy.

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