11 September 2014

Basil Wreath








It rained so much earlier this week, and it was wonderful to receive so much rain.
In our neighborhood, we made it through relatively unscathed.  
It's dry now, and the people that are redoing our roof are at work.  So there was tapping away on the room at 5:30 this morning, so I headed out to the garden, while my spouse set up the juicer.







My basil is the size of bushes and some of it went to seed before I could pinch it off.
So I snipped bunches and bunches of basil and mint.


















This is so simple.  I just used floral wire to attach layered bunches.
I think next time, I might just use one single wire ring, because it took me a while, but I kept working enjoying a mostly quiet morning except for the work outside.

















It smells beautifully, and now I need to find a spot to hang the wreath.








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40 comments:

  1. I should be doing that! I bet it smells unbelievable.
    Brenda

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  2. I bet it smells wonderful...it looks so pretty!!

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  3. I' ve never seen a wreath like this...so lovely and it smell wonderful
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  4. I can imagine how fragrant it must be. I used to have lots of mint and I always picked some while I walked around outside. It's so wonderful in iced tea, too! Hugs!

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  5. Oh, my goodness! I never thought of a basil wreath. I might just try one.

    L O V E L Y !!!

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  6. Pretty!! I need to find those wire forms. I have all sorts of ideas now!

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  7. That is beautiful! Last year I had a huge crop of basil like that. Wish I'd thought of it then. You'll enjoy that wonderful fragrance!!

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  8. Oh I LOVE basil. I had such a hard time growing it this year due to an army of slugs that invaded our garden.

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  9. That LOOKS so beautiful and as you have said must SMELL divine. You are so creative, what a beautiful wreath.

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  10. What a great idea and it looks so nice! Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

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  11. Now isn't this refreshing ... A basil wreath, I am sure it smells intoxicating. I loved your photos in this post, especially the first one. I wondered if it was going to be pesto, but nope you caught me by surprise - a delightful fragrant wreath.

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  12. It is beautiful and I bet it does smell delightful! Glad you fared well through the storm! Blessings, Cindy

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  13. Oh, how creative and delicious, I am sure! We have tons of yummy mint growing outside. It's from my grandmother's garden, then my mother's, then my first home and now here!

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  14. I LOVE a natural wreath~~~yours is beautiful!! Perfect for Autumn~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  15. It must have smelled wonderful! It is lovely, too! Glad the sun came back out for you. xo Karen

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  16. That is a beautiful, beautiful wreath! LOVE it and I bet it smells wonderful! xo Diana

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  17. What a beautiful creation! Love the smell of fresh basil and mint!

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  18. This is a giant Basil I've never ever seen before! And as soon as I opend your post it starts smelling wonderful in my house! What a lovely wreath! Sure you've found a right place!
    Have a happy happy weekend
    Elisabeth

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  19. How perfectly lovely! I actually love basil as a home fragrance. I'm sure the wreath looks delightful. I never have good success with basil. I'm happy for you. Enjoy it!

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  20. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love how full it is. How long will it last?

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  21. Su,
    I can almost smell the sweet aroma through the computer. Beautiful.
    Kris

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  22. It's gorgeous. And I'm sure it smells wond-der-ful!!!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  23. Beautiful wreath. I just love this idea. Basil is one of my favorites and I whenever I catch the scent I think of my grandmother's kitchen and her Italian cooking. I bet the aroma is wonderful.
    Have a nice weekend.
    hugs

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  24. It must smell lovely in your house after hanging this

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  25. I wouldn't have thought to use basil for a wreath but it makes a pretty one, and fragrant too.

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  26. I can just smell it from here. So fresh and pretty!

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  27. WoW! Absolutely stunning.

    Greetings,
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    P.S.
    I am your follower now. TY for following me.

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  28. Stunning! I never would have thought to use basil in a WREATH. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Beautiful and I just know it smells lovely.
    Have a blessed week.
    Carla

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  30. Oh I just love the smell of basil - what a fabulous idea - looks beautiful too!
    xox

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  31. I bet it smells like heaven. Where did you hang it?
    You've been on my mind today...has the rain made it to your home yet? I hope you miss most of the bad weather headed your way, my dear....

    xo,
    RJ

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  32. It's just beautiful! I can't seem to grow basil very well. I can never get the leaves to grow a decent size. Yours is beautiful! I bet the scent is insanely wonderful! xo Jen

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  33. I love it and would not of thought of a herb, basil for it. But...my first thought is how quickly basil droops? We've had so much rain and finally stopped. Sorry It took me awhile to come by but I've been knee deep in getting ready for a garage sale this weekend!

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  34. how lovely, and I'll bet it smells wonderful! I need to harvest my basil too before it goes to seed.

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  35. What a great idea! The kitchen must smell divine.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. Oh a basil wreath! Wow, I have never seen one before and I love it! I bet it smells delicious!

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  37. So pretty. I love the simplicity of it, Sue. xxx ~ Nancy

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