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Circle Thyme – Making An Herb Wreath

By Stacey Weichert | July 10, 2016
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Circle Thyme - Making An Herb Wreath

by Stacey Weichert July 10, 2016

Circle Thyme – Making An Herb Wreath

By Stacey Weichert | July 10, 2016

Stacey Weichert, like many gardeners, spent summer days tending garden with her grandparents and parents. This is where she learned the value-both organically and economically-of growing your own fruits and vegetables.

Stacey has worked a 30 year career in floral design and retail gardening.

Her garden is located in southern Minnesota and features a greenhouse, unique potting shed, kitchen garden, perennials and fruit trees. Her garden and blog, www.downtoearthdigs.com have been featured in national publications.

Stacey teaches gardening classes and lectures locally on herb gardening, growing naturally, and the process of building a garden over time.


Days are busy in the kitchen garden but sometimes I have to put down the garden tools and enjoy a quiet moment in the garden creating an aromatic herb wreath. The thyme is growing all along the edges of the kitchen garden and giving it a trim is both beneficial for the plant and provides me the material to make a fragrant wreath.

I start with a basket of freshly cut thyme.

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Use a wire wreath frame or, in this case, I recycled some old fencing wire. This wreath will be approximately 12 inches in diameter, but you can make a wreath any size that you would like.

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Begin tying the small bunches of thyme onto the wire counter clockwise. Tuck the bundles closely together so that the wire does not show. This will allow you to snip off one bundle at a time for use in the kitchen.

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Continue around the wire until it is filled in with bundles. Hang your fragrant thyme wreath in a cool, dry location to dry and enjoy!

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