Today is the Thrifty Chicks blog hop which is always so much fun because the chicks know how to create. This month the theme is wreaths made from unique or recycled items. So I thought to myself, “I got this”. Instead, it is my failure at making a living succulent wreath.
I started this sometime in January. But the first attempt set me back.
My good friend who gave me the bagful of embroidery hoop included a wire wreath hangar. Figuring this is a good base to start the wreath I added chicken wire to the inside. Just like I did when I made the farmhouse chargers.
The next step was to add sphagnum moss. I didn’t have much but I tied what I had to the wreath hanger and added the succulents. It was a matter of walking around the garden and clipping them off.
I kept intending to buy some more sphagnum moss but time slipped away and it wasn’t until March that I thought about it. It turned out to be a mixture of sphagnum peat moss. It was a good thing, the plants needed it. Now I did spritz it with water every day.
Because the sphagnum peat moss mixture was fine I had to come up with a solution to hold it in. Netting did the trick. And I keep spritzing the living succulent wreath.
So here we are and I see teeny tiny roots. I am hopeful my failure at making a living succulent wreath will make it. Maybe I should have bought succulents already rooted.
And I am positive it will become a full and lush wreath. And if it does, no when it does I will post a picture. Stay tuned. Now be sure to check out the other Thrifty Chicks wreaths.
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I just wanted to pop in and show you what the wreath looks like after 9 months. The succulents have rooted and the leaves are started to grow. I will keep you posted.