Saturday, October 19, 2013

Herbs: A Place to Begin... Holiday Decor

Being part of our county's Master Gardener Speakers Guild is a lot of fun. My program is titled "Herbs: A Place to Begin". It is for anyone who might be curious about growing herbs or is just beginning to use them. I give simple advice for ways to incorporate beautiful and tasty herbs into your every day life. After such a sweet reception to my presentation, I will be adding regular posts about herbs.
 
There are already several posts on my Gardening Page and my Recipes Page!
 
Watch for the ones titled "A Place to Begin"!
 
Isn't it funny how we anticipate the holidays each year and then suddenly, they just seem to sneak up on us!  All those office parties and family gatherings are just around the corner!  Would you like a few ideas for d├ęcor?

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Sadie Cole Gordon created these amazing looks for last week's Herb Society meeting.  Her program was titled  Integrating Herbs with Florals to Make Wreaths and Floral Arrangements

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This candle ring is a mixture of rosemary, St. John's Wort and Sweet Annie with purchased flora.

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Rose hips and rosemary make this cake topper unique as well as spectacular.

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Can you find the horseradish, tanzy, and Echinacea?  This is my kind of arrangement!  It's perfect for an Autumn gathering of friends!  Hydrangeas commune with magnolia, nandina and orchids.

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While Sadie does purchase a few items, most of these arrangements are snipped from her garden, using whatever is lovely at the moment.

I hope this post inspires you to see herbs as something of beauty!  Check out my Recipes Page and  Gardening Page for more information and ideas.  Please come back for other simple uses and ways to add herbs into your everyday life! 

;-)  -Marci


 

20 comments:

  1. Loved the great floral arrangements featuring fresh flowers and herbs.
    I just made a dish garden post using fresh herbs, too. I'd love to have you come and check it out. You're welcome to join the party while you are there, too!
    New follower,
    Patti

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  2. How interesting and beautiful! That cake topper is my favorite. I cannot wait for spring and a new house where I can start an herb garden! Maybe you'll come up and give me some direction?

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  3. These are great and the second to last one is my fave! Thank you for linking up to Super Sunday Sync!

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  4. So beautiful !! Just been scrolling thru many of your posts this morning.... Wonderful !!
    Peace, Rain

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  5. So beautiful !! Just been scrolling thru many of your posts this morning.... Wonderful !!
    Peace, Rain

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  6. Beautiful arrangements. I keep rosemary by the front door during the holidays so the scent releases as people walk in. I was busy gathering some mint before it freezes today.

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  7. Very beautiful arrangements. I love rosemary!

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  8. I used to work as a florist so take my word for it, you've got skills! We shared this with our FB readers at homesteadlady.com.

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  9. I love your flower arrangements and using herbs are such a unique idea especially the one with horseradish and echincea. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Linked Up Tuesday.

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  10. Love your beautiful arrangements and the herbs is such a fantastic idea Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty.

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  11. So beautiful Marci~ Thanks for sharing at The Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn

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  12. Beautiful Centerpieces. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  13. Beautiful!! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  14. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at my link party!
    All the best, Annemarie

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  15. Great ideas. Thanks for linking up to Simply Natural Saturdays.

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  16. Lovely! I am appreciating herbs more and more.

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  17. What a great idea! Thank you for adding to our herbal link up this month! I have pinned both entries :)

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  18. Beautiful and I bet they smell great! She is very creative, love these all! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

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