Wassail Ale

Wassail Ale



Have a drink of wassail ale. Health to thee good apple tree, with the wassail bowl we drink to thee.  Join us for a ‘make and take’, evening of decking the halls.




Mistletoe ready to hang in the doorway

Mistletoe ready to hang in the doorway

Take a little mistletoe home to hang in your doorway, (Why is it hung in the doorway?) to steal a kiss from unsuspecting maidens.






Come and learn what mistletoe has to do with kissing and what holly has to do with going into battle.

Mistletoe will be available for purchase Thanks to President Leslie Selchie

Mistletoe will be available for purchase… Thanks to President Leslie Shields

Mistletoe bunch

Mistletoe bunch







Terri will involve us in a holiday celebration that will demonstrate Pagan, Christian & seasonal usage of plants to commemorate the fall & winter celebrations.

Learn the origin of why, how & when the plants were first used, and what these historical uses of the plant indicate.

Terri Cusson is going to introduce us to some common and some not so well-known ways to celebrate WINTER and the plants that are usually associated with these Ceremonies & Festivities. No slides or “sit still” lecture..  this is a celebration you can bring the family to…



Get your drink from the Wassail Bowl, & start learning and experiencing the holidays as the ancients did…

She is focusing on the pagan roots of Christmas evergreen traditions.

We will drink wassail and make a few seasonal decorations.

I hope I see you there!


Class with Terri Cusson - Rolling Bliss Balls

Class with Terri Cusson – Rolling Bliss Balls

Wednesday, December 16th The Hardy Plant Society will be celebrating the winter seasons with Terri Cusson.







Connecticut Herb Association, Inc. Logo

Connecticut Herb Association, Inc. Logo


Terri has been a Master gardener since 2000, is the owner of Commonscents Garden Design, & Co-President of The Connecticut Herb Association.









The Hardy Plant Society of New England — Connecticut Chapter is celebrating the holidays,

learning about plants and having a great time connecting with each other

through a common horticultural interest.

Raffle auction

HPS meetings begin with coffee/tea & goodies @ 7pm in Wethersfield, CT @

the Solomon Welles House 220 Hartford Avenue.

HPS Xmas goodies 12-2012

All meetings are open to the public. Please join us… Members are free, a $5 donation is appreciated from visitors towards our speaker costs for each meeting……  or become a new member & meet with us monthly through July, 2016…  for $30/year individual.. $35 family…
Membership in HPS is from September 2015-August 2016