Monthly Archives: December 2011

Herb and Spice Christmas Ornaments

Pomanders from tangerines, lemons, small apple, and small pear

I have made Christmas ornaments with herbs including tiny wreaths made with a homemade woodsy potpourri, small balls covered with potpourri, fabric shapes stuffed with ground spices, and pomanders made from tangerines, small apples, small pears, and small lemons.   Applesauce mixed with ground cinnamon and/or cloves until it becomes like clay and rolled into balls or cut into shapes with cookie cutters are also fun ornaments to make.

This blog post from Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice has some other ideas for herbal ornaments you may want to make.  Making ornaments yourself can be less expensive especially if you use things from your pantry or your garden.  The scents of the herbs and spices are part of the holiday fun.  Consider making some herbal Christmas ornaments for gifts this year.


Gifts for Gardeners

Need ideas for gifts for gardeners (or for you)?

Some possibilities could be tools, indoor plants (what about a Vanilla vine?), seeds, seed starting supplies, catalogs, books, magazines or ezines, plant markers, books, or ebooks.

Not only gardening tools but what about tools for preserving, storing, or using the harvest?

Compile a list of resources as a gift including websites, forums, elists, and more. I hope you would include some of my resources in your list including Garden Inspire, EatYourLandscape, and HerbLinks

For more ideas check this article and this site

What are your ideas?

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