Capture Garden Scents: Man’s Potpourri (Dry)

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Makes 33/4 cups

Any potpourri is suitable for a man, but some men shy away from brightly hued floral-scented mixtures, so I invented this dark, rather mysterious blend for them. Look for the ingredients in health-food stores.

  • 3 cups rosebuds or petals
  • ½ cup schisandra berries
  • ½ cup cut-and-sifted elecampane root
  • ½ cup cut-and-sifted red sandalwood bark
  • ½ cup myrrh tears
  • ½ cup coriander seed
  • 1 cup white sage leaves (Salvia spp. including S. apiana)
  • ½ cup lychee berries
  • ½ cup whole cardamom pods
  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Cure and package. This needs no essential oil for its perfume.

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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