Decorating with plant materials is as old as background, according to descriptions which have survived the generations and drawings. Prominent at spiritual activities, festivals, vacations and celebratory occasions, garlands and wreaths adorned the honored and the noble. The use of wreaths for events that are specific continues to the day. Wreaths are employed with both dried or fresh plant materials, as every-day interior decor. Collect flowers, berries, branches and twigs out of your own backyard and produce a wreath to to fit your decor. Hang wreaths on mirrors, windows or doors.
Select evergreens, like holly (Ilex), boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), magnolia (Magnolia magnifolia), pine (Pinus), cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and English ivy (Hedera helix) to get a longlasting winter-time wreath. Boxwood adorned using a bow and is occasionally used. Mixed evergreen wreaths offer texture that is intriguing with various leaf shapes and shades of yellow, green or variegated foliage. Condition plant materials by inserting stems in luke-warm water immediately. Bring supplies inside and submerge them in a tub filled with warm water to. Let before operating them in a wreath components stand. It requires around 1 to 1 1/2 bushels of 5 inch sprigs to make an 18-inch wreath.
Plant components and flowers that keep their shape and colour when dry are referred to as everlastings. Yarrow (Achillea) is especially called everlasting. However, colourful annuals like strawflowers (Xerochrysum bracteatum) and globe amaranth (Gomphrena), pearly everlasting (Anaphalis triplinervis), statice (Limonium sinuata) and cockscomb (Celosia argentea) dry quickly, maintaining their designs and colours. When they’re in the peak of colour, cut these flowers. Hang them upside-down in a dark, well-ventilated location. A warm attic makes a great area that is drying. Easily dried crops of use as a filler or foundation materials are perennial artemisia (Artemisia ludoviciana “Silver King”) and sweet smelling yearly sweet annie (Artemisia annua). Artemisias hung to dry and are cut near the floor. They can be cut into 5- to 6 inch sprigs and put in bundles on a wreath type.
Make wreaths of prunings out of your grapevines (Vita) and wisteria (Wisteria). Willows, like pussy willow (Salix caprea) and corkscrew willow (Salix “Erythroflexuosa”) create long, limber branches for shaping into wreaths. Adorn vine wreaths with pine cones, seed pods and hips. Rose hips (Rosa rugosa) maintain their colour and form when dried at their peak of color.
Wreaths use the language-of-flower lore to produce wreaths. Sage (Salvia officinalis) has gray-green leaves that dry a delicate grey. Sage makes plant substance that is great as filler or the bottom to get a wreath. In flower language, sage signifies immortality or wisdom. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) signifies remembrance and lavender (Lavandula) represents devotion. Dry roses (Rosa) whilst in bud. Hang them upside-down in a darkish area with excellent ventilation. The shade of roses becomes mo-Re in Tense, as they dry. Salmons and pinks change red. Yellow turns white and golden turns creamy. In flower language the rose signifies love.