Finished Flowers Get a Second Wind in this Pretty Hydrangea Wreath.
My hydrangea bush flowered late this year and gave some lovely color to an otherwise fairly bare garden bed. Did you know that you can make a holiday hydrangea wreath from hydrangea flowers that are done their cycle?
Making the wreath really is very simple.These are the only things you will need:
The trick on the flowers is to make sure to get the timing right. Pick them when the temps start to get cooler and the blossoms change colors but before the first hard frost which will kill them.
The key is to not use those that have too much living growth. Just cut the stems off so they are about an inch long and pin them to the wreath and add a fancy floral bow. That is all there is to it!
See a step by step photo tutorial for making hydrangea wreaths here.
This video from Fine Gardening Magazine also gives a step by step tutorial for the project.
Do you a particular type of wreath that you like on your front door this time of the year? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Have you ever used spent flowers to make a wreath?
The flowers on the wreath will slowly dry. If you want, you can collect seeds from them. Read more about this in my guide to propagating hydrangeas, which shows photos of cuttings, tip rooting, air layering and division of hydrangeas.