Beyond the Boughs – Looking Back at the History of Holiday Plants

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Beyond the Boughs – Looking Back at the History of Holiday Plants
by Matt Mattus
Tuesday, November 30
11 AM – 12:30 PM

The winter holidays is a time for seasonal decor often inspired by plant material. Most of us know the stories about where Christmas trees came from and perhaps mistletoe, but when it comes to why Mandarin Oranges were so critical that they made headlines or why 1938 Hollywood could only show poinsettias as cut flowers, then things begin to get even more interesting.
Join author Matt Mattus as he shares some of the most engaging stories of forgotten plants, lost creations that once nearly every home enjoyed, and a few tales of how our most common holiday plants became popular. If you’re the type who likes to look to the past for new ideas, then this talk is for you.

About Matt:
Matt is the author of “Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening” and “Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening” and also writes the popular gardening blog Known for his in-depth gardening projects and home trials, readers may recognize his work from features in magazines such as Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes and Gardens. Matt has earned a reputation as not only a knowledgeable plantsman but also is considered an authority on many horticultural subjects.

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