This post is not much about Gardening, but more about Food, but may be of your interest since you can grow your own herbs to cook on Thanksgiving (maybe for next year?) besides that are easy to grow, don’t occupy too much space and you can regrow them!
“Memories are deeply tied to scents and this holiday has distinct aromas that often come from combinations of certain Thanksgiving herbs. So, get to know ‘em! Learn where these herbs come from and get tips on how to use more of them in your own cooking.”
In the spirit of using less fuel and supporting local farms and food artisans, we challenge you to try a 100-mile Thanksgiving. A 100-mile Thanksgiving uses ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of your dinner table. Think of it as an opportunity to celebrate local food, rather than an obligation to source every last ingredient from within 100 miles. Food miles, or the amount of miles a certain product has traveled to its final destination, are an important consideration when trying to reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of oil and gasoline used in making a meal.
The season for major gifts is coming, we are less than a month away for Christmas and New Year. Here are some ideas to wrap your presents in an unique way but also reusing materials we usually could throw away. Hope you find them inspirational, I bet you will not need to buy old common paper and ribbons to wrap your presents again!
Some of the favourites that are available in the fall include: cotton, cinnamon spice garden roses, brown amaranthus, burgundy scabiosa, chocolate cosmos, burgundy dahlias, thistle (also known as eryngium), pomegranate branches, brunia berry, burgundy moonlight carnations, nigella, burgundy artichokes, willow eucalyptus, and burgundy ranunculus.
A few other not included here are white lysimachia, blue privet berry (so perfect for adding texture), tuberose, persimmon branches (fun for autumn and thanksgiving tablescapes) and viburnum. When talking to your florist, always remember that mother nature can be tricky at times, so there is always the possibility that certain items will not be available. Luckily, there is usually always something similar you or your florist can substitute to achieve a similar look!
Pomegranates + artichokes (as well as persimmons) are classically fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in a fun, unique way! These guys are pretty sizable, so they’re a great way to add lots of body to a bigger bouquet and they work perfectly in large centerpieces, adorned arches + chuppahs, or aisle flanking arrangements.