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It's a Flora Affair

flo·ra

ˈflôrə/

noun

  1. the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.

"the desert flora give way to oak woodlands"

  • a treatise on or list of the plant life of a particular region or period.

plural noun: florae; plural noun: floras

Hello, I'm Marci, and I'm a floraholic.. Yes, you read that right. Be it as I stroll along in the early morning or evening, or while standing in an outdoor line any given place for any given thing, my adoration of flowers is huge:).

When you love flowers that much, of course you're going to have them throughout your living space.

The loft is always decorated with flowers, and I used to become upset when the beauties would die... but then the marvelous idea of keeping them around by creating potpourri came to me.

You would not believe how tall that clear vase is with all of the potpourri flora from my past loft bouquets is.. that was done on purpose, of course! The process of creating potpourri is fun and completely worth it. I've added a standard recipe for making potpourri below.

Basic recipe for potpourri

1. Spread the fresh petals on a mesh screen or on a large tray; place them in a warm, dry place, and stir or spread them around a little everyday until they are dry. Put dried petals in a large glass or metal bowl.

2. Add a fixative such as powdered orris root, oak moss, cellulose,ground gum benzoin or fiberfix. Use a ratio of two tablespoons of fixative to about four cups of dried material. Add the essential oils and mix with your hands.