I got asked to show how I go about making my wreaths by an online garden store. So I went outside of my comfort zone and made a video tutorial. I figured it was easier to show the process though a video than with photos.
The wreath is simple. The base is made out of dried ferns. For extra decoration I added dried Hydrangeas, Agastache, grasses and artificial acorns. The acorn were the only thing that did not come out of my garden.
Agastache ’Blue Fortune’ (Hummingbird Mint) has begun to bloom. It gets lavender blue, bottle-brush like flowers mid July and goes on blooming all the way though September.
The foliage is deep-green with a touch of silver. It looks wonderful together with the foliage of brunnera or other silver-colored perennials like lamb’s ear or lavender.
Agastache ’Blue Fortune’ prefers full sun, although it’s doing well in my garden where it only gets 5-6 h of sun. It’s drought tolerant, has a minty liquorice scent and gets about 2-3 feet (70cm) tall.
It’s the most popular perennial in my garden for bees and butterflies!