My latest obsession, Creeping Wire Vine. This beauty, known also as Muehlenbeckia is a resilient little lovely that adapts well when potted or planted directly into the landscape. It has the coolest tiny glossy green leaves, is drought tolerant and enjoys sun to partial shade.
You can pick them up at most nurseries; they come in little plastic containers that can be repotted creatively and presented as favors at weddings or given as Mother's Day gifts.
To create this little topiary, you'll need:
- Creeping Wire Vine
- Small terra-cotta pot
- Potting soil
- Twine or wire
- Spanish moss
Here's how you do it:
- Fill a small terra-cotta pot about half-way with potting soil, then repot the Wire Vine into the pot.
- Add some Spanish moss to cover the soil.
- Then insert two twigs to support the vine.
- Secure the twigs together at the top using twine or wire.
- This is the fun part. Gently wrap the Wire Vine around the twigs to create a topiary.
Here are a few creative ways to present them. Personally I like the plain pot and the one with a bit of cord around the neck of the terra-cotta pot. What's your favorite?
Water regularly but do not over water and this little beauty will thrive happily indoors or out. Happy crafting and gardening!