Simple DYI Fall Wreath – Video Tutorial

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.

Dried Ferns, dried Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’, Agastache blooms, grass and acorns

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Hummingbird Mint) has begun to bloom in my garden. It gets lavender blue, bottle-brush like flowers mid July and goes on blooming all the way though September.

Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ to the left.
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ in the center with Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ at its feet.
A yellow Daylily peaking up to the right.
Lavender ‘Munstead’ in the foreground.

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.

The blooms are quite small in the beginning. They will get much higher as the summer progresses.

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!