Do you have garden fever? Our freeze date is April 15th and I’ve been circling the garden centers in anticipation! Despite the flowers calling my name, I’ve resisted temptation, learning the hard way over the years how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. We’ve had balmy, spring weather in February and frigid, winter weather in March. After warming up again with a couple of weeks 70 degree temperatures, we had a freeze warning this past weekend.
I hung a garden hose wreath to welcome spring and gardening season on my Potting Shed door. I wanted to use real flowers on my wreath, so decided to incorporate a pair of wellies / rainboots as vases. . .making it easy to drop in a bouquet of wildflowers, hydrangeas or even greenery!
I found a lightweight 25 foot garden hose at Walmart, an ideal size and price for a wreath.
Coil your garden hose to the size that you would want your wreath to be, using cable ties to secure the hose. I used green garden twine to cover the cable ties, and tie on garden tools and gloves to decorate it.
I used my MacKenzie-Childs Morning Glory gardening tool set to decorate my wreath (too pretty to dig in the dirt with!) but ideal for Tabletop Gardening with Bunnies and Spring Bulbs.
I purchased the rainboots at Target several years ago -> my stomping ground. ;) I spied a pretty garden tool set in blues & greens there last week that I would be tempted to buy if I didn’t already have a set.
To hang the wellies, I added grommets using a kit similar to this one. They’re tied together on a piece of sturdy jute ribbon that hangs from the wreath hanger. I dropped in a plastic cup in each boot to hold water for the flowers.
Our azaleas are blooming, making an instant and easy bouquet of pink blooms for the wreath!
One Part Soil
Two Parts Water
Three Parts Wishful Thinking
I think I need to amend my recipe to four parts wishful thinking with my growing list of shrubs, flowers and trees to plant. ;)
Gardener’s Recipe sign / Primitives by Kathy
This is a fun and easy wreath to make to hang on a fence, shed door or decorate your front door for spring! You can also recycle an old hose, cutting it to the size you need. My wreath inspiration came from Pinterest. You can find all the garden varieties of wreaths using gloves, watering cans, flowers and seed packets, here.
I have some shed-keeping projects I’m working on to get ready for spring and I’m hoping to plant my window boxes this week.
Are you ready for gardening season and spring planting?