Herb Wreath Instructions
This herb wreath is a beautiful outdoor ornament for a wall, door, gate or tabletop. It creates an attractive and fragrant welcome to your home or garden.
This project calls for a living wreath form. This is a coated wire wreath that has a bottom and a top. In some cases the top will have hooks for snapping onto the bottom, other types require wiring the two halves together. You can find these forms online or at floral supply stores.
A fun alternative to herbs is a selection of succulents, sedums and sempervivums.
living wreath form
fine gauge wire (for non-hooking wreath forms)
wire cutters (for non-hooking wreath forms)
sheet moss, moistened
trailing herbs such as prostrate rosemary, golden variegated sage, oregano, lime thyme and variegated lemon thyme
1) Place the bottom half of the wire wreath form flat on a table. This will be your container.
2) Line the container half of the wire wreath form with damp sheet moss. Make sure you cover it well so you don't have any thin areas. Push down on the moss in the center to create a trough.
3) Fill the trough in the moss with soil.
4) Place the top of the wreath form into position and hook or wire it to the bottom half.
5) Slip the plants out of their nursery pots, compress the roots by squeezing them in your hand. Work the plant roots into the moss and soil between the wires.
6) When all plants are in place you may find that you need to add a little more soil. You can also cover bare spots by poking a little moss here and there between the wires.
7) Once everything is in place, gently water the plants to eliminate air pockets.
8) Allow the wreath to dry out a bit and then you can hang it on a door or use it as an accent on an outdoor table.