Green Wreath Care

20171204_112315.jpgWatering a green wreath depends on where it’s displayed, if it’s outside in a cool climate then no watering is required, but if it’s outside in a warmer climate, or display indoors, then watering is required.

The wreath industry recommends upon receiving your green wreath, you place it in a couple of inches of water for at least an hour to give it an initial drink.  Then once it’s displayed, you spray the wreath with water every few days, and watch for dryness.

Outdoor:  Keep your wreath out of direct sunlight and away from any heat source.  If kept out of the sun, a wreath should last a month, often longer in cold climates.

 Indoor:   If you’re having a party and want your wreath on display for the party, it’s best to wait until the last minute to bring it inside, and then take it outside as soon as the party is over.  If, however, you are keeping your wreath indoors for the holiday, soak in water at least an hour, as stated about, spritz it frequently and watch for dryness. A green wreath left indoors only last 2 weeks and be aware that green wreaths kept indoors dry out quickly, and are a fire hazard!

Horticulture Report: Anthony Waterer Spirea

Plant name: Anthony Waterer Spirea 20180617_144101
Flower color: Rosy Pink
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Partial to full sun
Soil:  Well- Draining
Water Needs: Regular Water – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Size: 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.

Attributes: Showy Flowers, Colorful reddish purple leaves in Spring, Low maintenance, Compact dwarf plant, Attracts butterflies.
Uses: Hedge, Mass Plantings,  Woodland garden, Border, Fire-Wise Landscaping, Cut Flowers.
USDA Zone: 4-9

Spotted Bee Balm

Plant Name:  Monarda punctatamonarda punctuta
Common name:  Spotted Bee Balm
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 2 feet
Spread:   1 foot
Bloom Time:  June – July
Flower Color:  Yellow with purple spots
Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Well-drained Average to dry soils
Water Needs: Medium
Attributes:   Showy Flowers. Fragrant leaves. Deer tolerant. Attracts beneficial insects. Fairly tolerant of poor soils & drought.
Note:   Spreads by runners to form clumps, but not too aggressive. Needs air flow to prevent powdery mildew.
Uses:  Cut Flowers, Cottage Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Herb Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Natural/Wild Gardens.
Native to: Eastern United States & Canada
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9