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What you need:
  • Ivy plugs
  • Metal wreath form
  • Coco-fiber liner
  • Time release fertilizer
  • Potting soil
The items needed to make your own ivy wreath can be purchased at most garden centers. You will need a coconut fiber liner, a wire form, and ivy plugs. The first step is to soak the coco-fiber ring in water over night. This will soften it up and make planting the ivy plugs much easier.
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Next fill the coco-fiber form up with potting soil. It's a good idea to mix in a tablespoon of slow release fertilizer.
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Pack the soil firmly into the bottom of the form and add more soil if necessary.
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Now place the coco-fiber backing on the form and secure it with the wire backing. You will also want to attach the hanger at this time.
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The coco-fiber forms come with pre-made holes, but it may be necessary to widen them with a pair of shears.
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Next, start planting your ivy plugs. Place one anywhere there is a hole in the coco-fiber form. Be sure to really push them into the soil well. If they aren't far enough in the soil, they will dry out and die.
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Once you have all of the ivy plugs planted, weave the individual vines through the metal form. Don't worry if it isn't filled out right away. In a few weeks the ivy will fill in any spots that are bare.
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Water the wreath thoroughly, and it's finished.
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After a few weeks the ivy will fill out and the result will be a beautiful ivy wreath.