This lovely succulent wreath is suitable for regions of the US where winters are as cold as 10 to 15 degrees F. Cold-hardy succulents include small sedums (stonecrops), sempervivums (hens and chicks), and Crassula sarcocaulis (bonsai crassula). Above is Katie Christensen of Waterwise Botanicals Nursery with a wreath she and I made for YouTube.
Materials include a wire wreath frame (available at any craft store), florist’s pins, floral wire, clippers, sphagnum moss.
Pack one half of the wire frame densely with the moss and cover with the top half of the frame. Wrap it with the wire to hold it closed. Space the wire loops about ½-inch apart.
Use a chopstick to poke holes in the moss prior to inserting cuttings.
Start by creating a focal point “bow” at 5:00. If a rosette is heavy, thread wire through its base, then wrap the wire around the wreath.
Waterproof glue helps to hold small succulent rosettes in place. Amazingly, they’ll root through the dried glue, into the moss.
Want to watch the finished video? It’s 3 minutes, 32 seconds long. We’d love to know what you think!