Step 2: Out in the Garden:
In the cool of the day, take a large basket and your sharpest shears and begin the
hunt for inspiration. Look for plants that will make good filler material,
like Powis Castle Artemisia, flowering Culinary Oreganos,
Greek Bay and Grey Santolina.
Keep an eye out for
plants that will be useful for adding colorful and unusual accents, like Lavender,
Bee Balm, Baby's Breath, German Statice, Ornamental Oreganos, Vitex and
Butterfly Bush Wands.
Be sure to cut some special focus pieces like clusters of
miniature Roses or Lamb's Ears leaves and heads of Gold Yarrow or colorful Statice.
Cut pieces about eight or ten inches long and lay them carefully in the basket so they
don't get tangled up. There will be eight to ten of these pieces in each bundle
you pin to the wreath. For a 12 inch wreath it takes approximately 60 bundles,
so cut a lot!