Christmas Wreaths are traditionally made to hang from your front door. This means they are more acclimatised to the cold outside air than the warm indoor air. This doesn’t mean you cannot have them inside, you just need to take some special care with them.
The one factor that effects all cut plant material is dehydration. The plant material loses water and so starts to lose colour, shrivel up, and discard what ever is necessary to conserve what little water is left. The obvious solution is the keep any cut plant life as hydrated as possible.
You may feel that keeping a Christmas wreath hydrated is a little difficult. It isn’t since it is as much what you don’t do as what you do – do. The biggest threat to hydration is heat so keeping your Christmas wreath as cool as possible is the first step. Moving air is a second threat so keeping it away from breezes can be a good move.
Other ways to keep your Christmas wreath hydrated include giving it water. This can be a little difficult but a little thought can solve the problem. Remove the wreath from it’s hanging place and give it a gentle spray from a water bottle. If you have water sensitive decorations then spray it from the back. You only need to give the plant material a light spray so shake off any excess before returning the wreath to the door. This will provide some humidity for the foliage to absorb and so remain hydrated. Christmas wreaths – no Christmas is complete without a welcoming wreath at the door.