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We’ve got a simple and sweet smelling idea for a new neighbor moving onto your street this summer: an herb bouquet! Gorgeous and also super useful (think of it as the alternative to a delivery of fresh zucchini from your garden). Plus, the best part is you don’t need a garden to put it together. You can get it all at your local market! My friend Anne of Fleurish CA came over to show us how to do it…

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The best place to find fresh herbs is probably your local farmer’s market! Or if you’re in the bay area we’d recommend Berkeley Bowl or another really fresh market.

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Here are the ones to look for that will be fragrant and also beautiful:  oregano, mint, rosemary, scabiosa (the small white bloom), veronica (the tall white bloom), helbore, thistle and scabiosa pods (the brown pods).



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To put it together, group like herbs together in bunches instead of spreading them out like you would florals. Because they’re wispy, keeping them together helps you see them.  Tie with a ribbon or piece of burlap. Whatever you’d like. Doorbell ditch on your new neighbor’s porch!

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Photography by Liz Stanley. Thanks to Anne of Fleurish CA for help putting this together! 

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