I also wanted a wreath that would last for more then a day - neither did I want to use oasis or make one using just twigs.
I didn't make it very easy for myself as I imposed quite a few restrictions.
I had to think long and hard about what was available to buy or what I could find in my own garden - especially at this time of year when plants have a lot of fresh soft growth. I wanted something that would not whither away or drop their leaves but stay green for a while.
What I ended up using was rosemary and box/Buxus sempervirens from my own garden - I knew both would last for a while without water. I also used a small amount of Alchemilla mollis flowers that lasts out of water for a few days.
I made little bunches of box and rosemary. Trim the stems to the same length and wrap florist's wire around the bottom of the stems. I then wired the bunches onto the coat hanger. Starting at the top right - overlapping the bunches to hide the ends - winding the wire around as you go along. When you have done the right side you do the same on the left.
For some added interest I made two little arrangements to go with the wreath - the last of the pretty English bluebells and some lovely stock flowers.
I cut the stems of the bluebells very short and packed them tightly in a vintage enamelled container - that was once used to contain soda crystals.
In a Victorian blue and white floral patterned vase I stuck three stems of stock flowers.
And I continued the blue theme with some other bits and pieces of knick-knacks - a large oval platter, a pretty mini cup my daughter gave me as a present and a contrasting checked blue and white fabric.
My collaborator on FLOWERS - Titti Malmberg over on HWIT BLOGG is also posting about spring wreaths today - so make sure to go over and see what she is doing.
Here is also a link to all the previous FLOWERS that Titti and I have done.
Have a Wonderful Floral Day!
See you later in the week.