Shirley Bovshow shows you how to turn a living Christmas tree into a work of art.


  • Garden soil
  • Peat moss
  • Small Christmas tree
  • Sheet moss
  • Twine
  • Wire
  • Scissors
  • Christmas decorations
  • Hardware for hanging

Suspended Living Christmas Trees


1) Make Soil Mix: Mix equal parts garden soil and wet peat moss to clay consistency

Prepare Tree: Remove soil from roots

Wrap Roots: Cover roots completely with layer of clay mix

Add Sheet Moss: Secure sheet moss with twine and at the end, wrap wire around root ball to support hanging twine

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