Wreath-Making at RSABG

Some people may miss the snow IMG_0859and cold during winter, but I have gotten used to the beautiful weather Claremont often gets this time of year. When my daughter and I signed up for a wreath-making workshop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, we didn’t know that it would be outside. That didn’t matter. The sun was shining over a lightly snow-dusted Mount Baldy.

At the workshop we were given all the native plants we would need, starting with grapevines for the circular base of the wreath.

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There were plants pre-cut for us, a group of 25 or so, but we soon used up most of it, and the workshop leaders headed out in their little carts to bring us back more.

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Little by little, the wreaths took shape until we wrapped the final greenery onto the grapevine and sprayed our creations with anti-wilt spray.

Using such fresh materials covered our hands with sap that required a good scrubbing to remove.

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Here is the final product. I wish you could smell it through the computer!

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2 thoughts on “Wreath-Making at RSABG

  1. What a fabulous wreath, Charlotte! Dick and I love the fact that it was created out of native plants. I wish our Living Desert had a workshop like that.

    Happy, happy holidays!

    Patty

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