While everyone is hunkered down to avoid contracting the coronavirus, Yvette Cutrer of Columbia has an idea for something fun to do: create living wreaths.
Living wreaths are exactly as it says: A wreath made with living plants. Cutrer has been creating these wreaths for more than 25 years.
While Cutrer will gladly teach classes on how to make them beautiful decorations in person, once the coronavirus is no longer a threat, she has offered to share a lesson or two with everyone.
First, she said to line a wreath frame with moss. Some add succulents plants; however, she recommends using soil polymers, which are water-absorbing crystals. Using the soil polymers reduces the need to water the wreath as often.
The next step is to add soil to the moss-lined wreath. Cutrer recommends using a colander full of soil. Add more moss on top of the soil, tucking the moss in to hold inside the soil.
Once that is finished, place a backing to the wreath frame and either plant on the flat side or the rounded side. Two-inch plants work the best.
Water regularly and enjoy the beautiful wreath on the door.
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