My Favourite Christmas Wreath Foliage

Summary

Fierceblooms discusses her favourite Christmas wreath foliage that she is using in her seasonal sustainable Christmas wreaths this year.
foliage on a Christmas wreath
Wherever you are the world, our hope is that you are planning to use locally grown seasonal foliage to create your Christmas wreaths.

I think there’s an authenticity, a real connection, and heartfelt honesty about creating Christmas wreaths using materials you have either grown, or things that you can find, or bring in from your garden. Those ingredients also have another huge advantage, and it is this. As well as being fresher, there’s also no carbon footprint, and really no need for them to have flown for miles to adorn your own Christmas wreath.

Our fierce ethos is that scent, season and ultimately sustainability is the most beautiful thing we can choose to create our wreaths with. Here in Cheshire, next to the canal, our hawthorn hedges are filled to bursting with berried ivy. We grow lots of foliage in our cut flower garden too, as when the flowers are gone in winter, their leaves provide colour and shape, and the promise of things to come in springtime.

I confess I always leave lots of holly berries for the blackbirds too but truthfully, we have quite a large tree at our gate. Our desire is for everyone to think of foraging as a thoughtful, responsible, and nature enhancing activity. Dried “weeds” can add wonderful texture – take the seed heads out of our garden, and leave some for the birds too. 

Spruce, holly and ivy are traditional and beautiful ingredients for Christmas but there are other less used but equally brilliant that you can add to your Christmas wreaths . Some of our favourites include:

  • Bay
  • Bracken
  • Camellia
  • Cotoneaster
  • Pittosporum
  • Skimmia

If you’d like to learn how you too can make Christmas sustainable, and create a a seasonal  scented wreath in your very own wild garden style join us in one of our live online classes. We’ve shared our wild garden style floral principles with literally hundreds of floral enthusiasts and continue to talk about what ingredients you can combine together to create.

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