Friday, July 15, 2016

Lavender Wreath Making at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm

Sandy and her wreath: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday! Last Saturday my friend Sandy and I enjoyed a lavender class at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm.  We had a great time and she kindly agreed to model with the wreath she made in our class (thank you, Sandy!).
Barb and her lavender wreath: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
We also made some new friends, including Barb, who kindly modeled the pre-made wreath form provided to us for making our lavender wreaths (thank you, Barb!). If I heard correctly, the wreath bases were made from organic thornless rose bushes grown on Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm.
Lavender class instructor: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The instructor (whose name I didn't hear, but who was super nice) demonstrated each step.
Lavender wreath making materials: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
These are some of the materials used to make our wreaths. We harvested our own lavender flowers from Willow Oak's flower and herb gardens. We each cut 36 stems from their lavender plants, lined them up (using the bottom of the flower heads as the alignment point), trimmed the whole group of stems to about three inches each, then separated them into six piles of six stems each for making the wreaths. As you can imagine, the wreath making area smelled great.
My lavender wreath: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Willow Oak also provided previously dried statice and tiny white flowers as accents and a piece of lavender ribbon to finish off the wreath. The lavender class was a fun experience, made even nicer for having been shared with friends.

What is your favorite herb? If you have any wreath making tips, I'd love to hear them!

Thank you for visiting! May God bless my kindhearted models and may He bless you too!

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Note/disclaimer: I wasn't asked or paid to write this post. All opinions are my own.