Sunday, August 17, 2014

Preserved Boxwood

Hello everyone!

I've slowly been collecting more preserved boxwood items.  I love the look and how many different places I can use them.  

I started out with the little mini wreaths a few years ago.  I recently rehung them on my secretary glass doors.



Then I purchased this large one and have it hung in the hallway leading to our kitchen.





But I wanted more!  So I found this cute little topiary sized one that fits perfectly in my grey stone pot.



And this smaller wreath size that I have lying on top of some old books.


But did you know that you have to take care of them?  You really can't just go buy them and set them out and expect them to last forever.  I found out that you're supposed to mist them about once a month.  Kind of like a fern.

So, I use this little spray bottle to do that.


I found this great source for tips on  how to take care of  preserved boxwood HERE if you're interested.  It gives you some do's and don'ts for displaying it and caring for it.

Hope you all are having a nice Sunday!  My poor son has been covered up in homework every night, including this weekend, since he started 7th grade!  I guess it's going to be a loooong year.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

22 comments:

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

I love preserved boxwood and yours look so pretty. I don't have any yet but the tips will come in handy when I finally splurge on the $50 one from Target (Cdn.)

Stacey said...

I'm glad you provided care instructions. I bought a pretty topiary last year at HomeGoods. I did wet it periodically but that wasn't enough. It curled up and really wasn't pretty anymore. It's gone now. I still want some of the big wreaths but don't want to spend unless they will stay pretty. :)

chateau chic said...

Hi Kelly,
Your boxwoods are so pretty. I love the greens with your white and gray color scheme.
I never knew you had to spray them once in awhile which I've never done with mine...hmmm...
Mary Alice

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Your boxwoods look so pretty…I didn't know about misting them either…thanks so much for the info. I don't have one right now, but I'm always tempted to pick one up. They are expensive!! Have a nice Sunday Kelly!

Carol said...

I absolutely love the look of boxwood but it isn't that readily available here; and when it is, it is pretty pricey. I had no idea that you had to "tend" it, and I will be happy to know this if I decide to take the plunge & buy some! I really like how you have used your different pieces -- very pretty!

20 North Ora said...

Love the " fresh" look of boxwood greens scattered around the house!

Judy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So lovely, Kelly...I always love a pop of green with white!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the boxwood. School hasn't started back here...they have one more week of Summer vacation.
~Cindy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I don't know what it is about 7th grade, but my sons always had lots of homework that year too. Your preserved boxwood is so pretty! I didn't know you actually had to care for them like that. Good to know. I love how you've placed them around the house. I'm finding myself drawn more and more to green in my decor. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Your boxwoods looks great. They bring such a pretty natural element to your decor. Your poor son I can't believe school is already this crazy for him. Poor guy.
Enjoy the start to this new week.
Kris

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hi Kelly! I have a 7th grader this year too. We start today. I love boxwood wreaths. I actually looked up how to make them ... doesn't look to difficult. They're so pretty! Have a great week!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

so glad I read this as I had no idea you have to spray them. thanks for the info.

Pondside said...

Thanks for the tip, Kelly. I am going to try my hand at creating a boxwood wreath when I trim the boxwood. I will be misting it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love using preserved boxwoods and never new you had to spray them. I LOVE the new vignette on your blue chest!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have started getting more preserved boxwoods as they look great for any season and such low maintenance. I mist my boxwoods once a month but I have found that when you use very warm water, they seem to do a bit better...love how you display your boxwoods!

Art and Sand said...

You make me want to head out to find some boxwoods.

must love junk said...

I love boxwood, too...yours look great! I love how you used the little wreath on top of the books!
Good luck to your poor son.
Susan

Missy George said...

The green is a nice touch Kelly ....looks great.

laura Madalene said...

I absolutely love the way these retro appliances look! Wonderful colors! Growing up, ours were harvest gold. I don't really like the stainless steel, but I think it's really popular right now.
pink Kitchen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I love the boxwoods Too. I just recently found out you had to mist them. I've had mine for two years and it has started turning brown.
xx,
Sherry

Anne said...

I love those wreaths too! I only have one and it still looks great! I may have to get a few more too,great to have during the drab winter months!
My daughter was up until 2:00 a.m. doing her homework the other night!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the look of boxwood in your home, Kelly! I think I need some of that green in my house. It looks so organic and fresh!