Our book club was lucky to have the author of last month's selection speak to us about her experiences. Robin wrote "The Feast Nearby" (a very interesting story and even better when we had tales directly from her).
The book was about local and fresh foods, so I brought her a posey of herbs as a thank you for coming. My herb bed is still hanging in there, and I was able to pick a handful to wrap up.
This is a sweet way to gift fresh flowers or herbs to someone special if you don't have a vase to give along with them. I gather up some plants, and trim the ends. Then dampen paper towels, fold them up around the bottoms of the stems. I slip a sandwich size baggie over the towels to keep the wetness on the the plant, and fold pretty paper of some kind over the bag to hide it. (for this I used a book page with a bird picture on it)
Tie it up with a matching ribbon or two and the flowers will stay fresh for a day or so from the saturated paper towels.
I know I do ok with bringing buds to buddies in the spring when they are so abundant, but fall is also a season to be generous. You have a last chance to give from your gardens and flower beds before bloom time comes to an end. It might not be too late to get creative with a bundle of greens. Herbs that have bolted and blossomed, a branch with leaves beginning to turn, or a precious handful of the last of the flowers in the garden all make a nice gift.
Who will you take a posey to?