This tutorial for a living floral grapevine wreath is simple and straightforward. You can use an old wreath that is laying around the house and pick up some sheet moss and a pack of pretty annuals at your local nursery.
There’s nothing like the look of real flowers, even though artificial seems to be getting better every day. This living floral grapevine wreath tutorial allows you to grow real flowers in the base, and can be used with all kinds of flowers. I used violas or Johnny jump ups here, because my front door is pretty shady. Something to keep in mind when purchasing the plants.
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First you need to make room for the flowers by cutting out some of the vines in the wreath in the middle.
Next, place some sheet moss in the cavity you just created. You can also use moss from your garden if you have it.
Update: A reader suggested adding some plastic on top of the moss to hold moisture.
Remove your flowers from their plastic nursery pot.
Trim the bottom and gently shake out any excess soil.
Set the flowers tightly in the wreath.
Water well and hang.
When choosing flowers consider the type of sun they will receive where ever you hang the wreath. These violas like shade and should grow well on my front door.
I did try digging up a few plants from the garden. Unfortunately they did not last long because it was hard to get enough root structure to support the transplanting. This is where the root bound nursery pots actually come in handy. 🙂
One final thing to note. I found that the plants dry out pretty quickly so you will want to water them daily. I just carry the wreath over to my kitchen sink and water it well, and then hang it back up.
You could change out the flowers for the summer. I think white alyssum would look great in this wreath. Another great idea would be any plants that you find being sold for fairy gardens. Their miniature size would be the perfect fit for this project.
Living Floral Grapevine Wreath