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How-To: Mini {Garden} Living Wreath

December 12, 2015
Posted by in Holiday

Inspired to create a wreath that is also a mini garden? A twist on the living wreath and vertical garden craze, this project requires only ordinary ingredients and takes less than an hour to make. Hang it, grow it, and harvest your very own {garden} wreath.

 

Needs:

Chicken Wire
Wire Cutter
Plants (we chose edible ones here) Strawberry and Thyme in 4″ containers
Sphagnum Moss (moistened)

 

1) Using a wire cutter slice off a strip of chicken wire about 8″ wide. Fold and roll the wire into a tube. Then bend into a loop (or wreath).

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2) Stuff the holes in the chicken wire with your (moistened) moss.

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3) Unpot your plants. We chose blooming and almost fruiting strawberries and two varieties of time. Squeeze and shake off the extra soil.

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4) Open up the wire slits – and place your plants inside. Squeeze the wires shut again to hold it together. Work around the wreath form and keep planting big plants through the slits and smaller plants thru the holes.

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5)Gently tuck the…

Make Living Tree Ornaments

December 3, 2015
Posted by in Holiday

Succulent Star OrnamentWe’re deep in the holiday spirit here at Lila B. – and fixin’ to make many of our botanical decor, not only local but living!

Here’s a little star ornament. Made in minutes. All you need is a glue gun and some succulent cuttings. Stay tuned. We’ll be posting details with more how to – blog posts ahead. This is just something to get you in the decorating mood this December. Think of the possibilities – living ornaments, living wreaths, and a twist on the more tradition Christmas Tree.

 

 

 

 

 

Make It Feel Like Spring

January 25, 2015
Posted by in Books

Paige Green Hyacinth

Pick up a sprouting Hyacinth. Watch it rise and its blooms explode. Soak in the potent fragrance of spring.

 

Photo by Paige Green Photography.

One of my favorite photos by Paige Green when we were working on The Plant Recipe Book together…. ‘Tho this one didn’t make it to print. It makes me swoon none the less.

Making beautiful statements with living things