Makes about 1 cup
As they come into season, collect any colorful or scented blossoms, leaves, barks or roots you can get your hands on and dry them in the shade. Try to amass as many different colors as you can. Then store them in a cool dark place until you’ve collected enough variety. When you are ready to assemble the potpourri for curing, in a separate bowl mix together the following for every 1 cup of botanicals. Note: The orris powder must be strongly perfumed, since it must provide much of the scent of the potpourri.
Rand B. Lee is author of Pleasures of the Cottage Garden (Freidman/Fairfax, 1998) and President of the North American Cottage Garden Society and the North American Dianthus Society. He lives in Santa Fe with his blind husky-mix, Moon Pie.
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