Using Herbs in Flower Arrangements

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Discover new ways to use your herbs.  Nancy Beatty will demonstrate various types of floral arrangements using herbs as the base and adding flowers, berries, and twigs to create unusual and creative pieces at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Herb Society.

Beatty1Beatty, of Sweetbay Design in Royal Oak, has been designing fresh flower arrangements for weddings and various events for over 20 years. .She grows her own herbs, vegetables, and flowers.  She sold her wares at the Easton Farmers Market for several years. Nancy has a passion for all types of flora and appreciates and uses the many native flowers that offer a special look and dimension to arrangements. Always striving to learn more about the natural environment, she has been involved in many types of gardening and has a particular interest in organic gardening, native plants, and herbs. She is a volunteer and docent at Adkins Arboretum and has been leading workshops there for the last ten years. Nancy was honored as Adkins Volunteer of the Year in 2010.

The society usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7215 Ocean Gateway, Easton.  Meetings include an herbal potluck dinner, a business meeting, and a presentation on an herb-related topic.  The theme for the September dinner is foods of the Mongol Empire, featuring garlic, pepper, caraway seeds, ginger, scallion, star anise, and coriander.

CBHS was formed in 2002 to share knowledge of herbs with the local community.  The group maintains the herb garden at Pickering Creek Audubon Center.

For more information, call (410) 827-5434 or visit www.ChesapeakeBayHerbSociety.org.

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