Use easy-to-find foliage to create a lush Christmas wonderland
Hanging plant basket
You will need
- A hanging basket (large enough to hold 2-3 pots)
- Cellophane to line the basket
- Moss (Spanish and standard)
- Hanging and trailing plants
- Line the basket with green moss. Don’t worry if some is poking out.
- Line the moss with cellophane to catch any water that could escape.
- Keep plants in their pots (in case you wish
- to change them in the future).
- Add plants to the basket so that some foliage hangs over the side.
- Fill in the gaps with more moss.
TIP: Line the inside of a hanging basket with florist’s oasis and moss, then thread through garden foliage and flowers, letting them drape down
You will need
- Branches or sticks, flexible enough to drape down the table (we used twisted willow)
- Any type of lush foliage that has a nice texture (we used oak, asparagus fern)
- Create the base by binding the twigs together with the string.
- Thread the foliage through the twigs, creating small clusters.
- Add moss where there are any visible gaps, but keep the placement random.
Create potted succulents to give as a living gift using jam jars, hosta leaves, twine and hessian to wrap the jars. Plant succulents in jars with a little potting mix, top with some moss, if you like, and disguise the jar with a hosta leaf secured with twine and a dot of hot glue.
TIP: Keep succulents in their original pots
and disguise with a wrapping of your choice, even leaves!
Floristry by: Eden Hessell at The Botanist
Styling by: Kendyl Middelbeek
Photography by: Wendy Fenwick