to Pat Welsh,
Author of "Month by Month Southern California
Gardening" the succulent
wreath is a Southern Californian
Californian though I am,
it wasn't until five or six years ago that I first saw one at my
local San Diego nursery. I was so enraptured that I bought it on
the spot for almost eighty dollars. Considering the price they command
on the open market, I was delighted when I ran across Pat Welsh's
suggestions about how to make the wreath at home!
my methods differ from those offered by Ms. Welsh (hopefully not
to ill effect), I am deeply indebted to her book for suggesting
the do-it-yourself succulent wreath idea just in time for the holidays.
In a part of the world where most of our holiday traditions seem
weirdly derivative, it's nice to have something we can call our