by Lindsay McMillan
There are a few easy steps to making your own year-round, drought-tolerant wreath made of succulents:
· Succulents (amongst many—Crassula, Gasteria, Sedum, Echeveria)
· 12-inch wire wreath frame
· Sphagnum moss
· Moistened soil
· Copper wire
· Pencil or screwdriver
· Floral pins
· Cut off piece of succulent 2 to 3 inches long.
· Leave cuttings out for a few days in order for them to dry and create calluses on the bottoms. New roots will grow from the stem.
· Place wire wreath on Sphagnum moss.
· Place succulent roots into holes. Press the moss around roots and secure with floral pins. Don’t bunch them too tightly, as they need room to grow.
· To water, submerge in water for about 10 minutes. Let completely dry out before watering again. Fertilize about once every 6 weeks.