Where Do Cloves Come from?: How to make a pomander ball

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Where Do Cloves Come from?

By AlohaHoya
August 18, 2012

Where do those little dry, hard, brown sticks we poke into hams come from? Seed pods? Vines? Trees?

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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Dec 17, 2014 5:42 AM CST
How great that this article recycled the week before Christmas. Heres an idea for what to do with cloves. When I was a child my mother did a craft with me where we stuck an orange with cloves, completely covering it. Then while still moist rolled it in cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg til some spices stuck to flesh of orange. Hang on a ribbon to dry and keep closets smelling nice. Now that mom is 87 and has moved to a nursing home -- and she has become blind -- this is a great idea for a Christmas gift. She could at least smell it even though she can't see and it would maybe reawaken memories that dementia has taken. I would not have thought of this I'd I hadn't read this article, I love ATP!
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dec 17, 2014 7:55 AM CST
@SCButtercup What a lovely idea to make a pomander ball for your mother!
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