Some of the best plants to use to make an outdoor wreath for a front door are fresh greenery, including pine boughs, eucalyptus sprays, ivy, ferns and box hedge stems, states Save On Crafts. Additionally, seasonal flowers can be added to wreaths to make a house appear more festive.
Some ideas for seasonal plants for wreaths include cranberries in the winter, pinecones and acorns in the fall and roses in the spring, according to Martha Stewart. Some other ideas for a spring wreath include hydrangea, caspia and yarrow. Asian honeysuckle vine and grapevine also work for a springtime wreath. To make the wreath last well into the summer, it is best to use dry or preserved flowers so they retain their color without the need for watering.