Use tropical plants and flowers to create homemade potpourri for you to use or give as a gift.
If you like to grow tropical plants, then why not use the flowers and leaves to make a potpourri? It not only will preserve the great smell of fresh blooming tropical plants, but will also make a great gift for someone else. You could also add this dried blend to a cloth bag and tie it up with a pretty ribbon and sell it at craft fairs.
1/4 cup orange blossoms
1/4 cup orange peel
1/4 cup lemon verbena
1/4 cup calendula
1/4 cup chamomile
1/4 cup broken cinnamon
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 tablespoons orris root
3 drops each gardenia, orange and hyacinth oils
Mix the dried contents together before adding the oils. I prefer to add the oils once the mixture has been put into a plastic bag. Then I usually seal the bag and allow it to sit until the scent is strong enough to suit me.
That’s all there is to it!
*Recipe taken from http://www.windowbox.com/cgi-bin/experts/DisplayArticle.asp?TopicID=17&ArticleID;=184