Potpourri for a Joyful Spring
This program will be held indoors in one of our well-ventilated classrooms. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions.
Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Betsy Williams
Max Participants: 10
Potpourri, French for rotten pot, is a fragrant, often beautiful, mix of scented plant material with a long and fascinating history! We'll discuss the history of potpourri and the importance of fragrance through the centuries, then learn the basics of creating a modern potpourri: how to dry herbs and flowers, use essential oils, and select fixatives. Each attendee will make a quart of sweetly scented Potpourri that welcomes the coming of Spring and the joyful return of the growing season! All materials will be provided.
Instructor Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A lifelong gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations. Her gardens, floral work and retail shop have been featured in many books, national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The American Gardener, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living Gardner, Colonial Homes, the Herb Companion, and Traditional Homes."
Single class scheduled on 2/27/2021 at 10:30AM