How To Keep A Wreath Fresh: 5 Essential Steps From A World-Renowned Floral Expert

A traditional Christmas wreath on a front door

A festive wreath welcomes guests into your home and sets the tone for the rest of the decorations.  There are so many DIY winter wreath ideas that you can make – but all too often these beautiful designs have dried out by the time Christmas arrives. However, according to internationally renowned floral designer and Interflora consultant Karen Barnes, with the right care, a fresh wreath can sparkle throughout the holiday season. With over 35 years’ industry experience, Karen has worked around the globe, so she knows a thing or two about keeping greenery looking fresh. 1. Choose the right greenery If you haven’t yet made your wreath, then consider the best foliage to use in its construction. ‘Blue firs, Douglas firs, Nordmann firs, holly, and spruce pine are all excellent foliages to use, as they are hardy materials and can withstand cold temperatures,’ says Karen. ‘Pinecones, berries and dried citrus […]

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