How do you say herb?
Is it herb?
I think Martha says herb.
I heard her once when she was grinding her own spices.
And while we are on the topic….when you say niche……do you say nich or neesh?
When you say cache….do you say cashay or cash?
When you say nuclear….do you say nu-cu-lar or nu-clee-ur?
Or do you just say nothing….
…..because you don’t want to say the wrong thing.
Or just mumble and hope that someone thinks you are eating a Twix.
Living Herb Wreath
herbs (I used thyme and oregano and rosemary)
Step 1: Purchase wreath form
You can find these at most garden centers or florists.
This one came with a back that you could remove so it made it easy to insert the moss.
Step 2: Layer moss in wreath form
Remove the back.
Layer moss in base of wreath form.
This is your base to retain moisture and provide a base for your herbs to grow.
Most websites recommended using sphagnum peat moss.
Once you have layered your moss, replace the back on the wreath.
Soak the moss to make sure it is ready for planting the herbs.
Step 4: Plant herbs
Line up the plants evenly.
I used eight containers of creeping herbs: two rosemary, three thyme and three oregano.
Simple basic herbs that I would use in cooking or making customized room scents.
I inserted the herb from the container with the dirt ball still attached into the hole in the moss and then tucked extra moss around it to hold it in place.
I used floral wire to “train” some of the creepers on individual plants.
Eventually the herbs should grow and fill in and completely cover the wreath.
Your living spice rack is ready to hang.
And once a week, take it outside for a thorough soaking and let it drain before re-hanging it.
And for the record….I say “erb.”
But I never, ever, ever…..
….just say nothing.