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.
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.
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!
Wednesday, December 16th The Hardy Plant Society will be celebrating the winter seasons with Terri Cusson.
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.
HPS meetings begin with coffee/tea & goodies @ 7pm in Wethersfield, CT @
the Solomon Welles House 220 Hartford Avenue.
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