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Plants and Spices

Why are holly, evergreens, poinsettias, and spices like cinnamon and ginger so tied to modern holiday traditions? Mark Ragland explores the mythology and botany of traditional holiday plants, including the ingredients of the seasonal favorite, fruitcake! He also includes instructions and tips for the proper care of the most common holiday plants.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Plants and Spices for the HolidaysAbout the Instructor

Mark Ragland is past chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth Unit of the Herb Society of America, an avid photographer, lifelong traveler and self-proclaimed foodie. Gardening since age 12, the gardens at his home in southern Virginia were featured on PBS and in Country Gardens. He presents regularly across Virginia on such topics as herbs, vegetables, garden design, photography and tea.