I have always loved the Boxwood. I have a few of the traditional, bright green boxwood shrubs in protected areas of my landscaping, as they don't always perform well in Michigan winters. I did not trim them much this summer in anticipation of a holiday wreath to decorate my front door. Thanksgiving day brought us fairly mild temperatures so I donned John's coziest flannel shirt, leather work gloves and grabbed my trusty Felco pruners. I trimmed all of the stray growth off and gathered a couple arm fulls of cuttings.
I had stopped at the craft store earlier in the month to pick up some wire wreath frames. I paid about $3 and also purchased green florist wire on a flat spool.
It's so simple to put together your own wreath.
- Gather all greens using many different lengths. You can use a variety of different greens, box
- Gather up frame, wire cutters or scissors and florist wire.
- Take small, handful size bunches and hold next to wreath frame and using plenty of florist wire, wrap to secure.
- When adding a new bunch, place about 3 inches behind ends of previous bunch. This way the wire is covered up by the ends of the branches already secured.
- Look at your wreath hanging on the door. Trim off stray ends and add additional greens to fill any bare spots.
- Decorate with berries, bulbs, ribbon for desired look.
Enjoy! The boxwood dries out really quickly in the house, but will last about 3 months outside in Michigan.