- 11" wreath base
- 10 strawberry plants
1 Start with a damp ened wreath base.
2 With forceps or a screwdriver, make a hole through the moss and into the core of the wreathbase soil.
3 Grasp the base of a strawberry plant with forceps and gently place it into the hole, tucking the stems inside.
4 Push the surrounding moss around the stems to secure the plant. Stagger and space plants 2" apart.
5 Strawberry plants send out long vine-like stems and leaves called runners. These can become a bit unruly and will wildly drape off your wreath. Pin down the long stems with U-shaped pins to tidy up the wreath and to keep it looking circular.
6 This wreath should lay flat for two to three weeks after planting to allow for roots to take hold before hanging.
Excerpted from Living Wreaths by Natalie Bernhisel Robinson Copyright © 2014 Gibbs Smith. Photography Copyright © 2014 Susan Barnson Hayward. Excerpted by permission of Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah. All rights reserved.