Master Gardener Pat Abramson presents the more unusual herbs grown on her "outdoor experiment station" in Merit, followed by Q&A, followed by a guided tour of the Herb Garden across the street. Buy herb seeds at the market and plants at the garden. Among the more unusual herbs Pat will have for us to "see & sniff" will be curry, pineapple sage, tobacco, Vicks plant, and both rose-scented and nutmeg geranium.
Pat grows and experiments with over 100 herbs so her knowledge of herbs is extensive. She'll tell us why daylilies, pine trees and salvias are all considered herbs. You'll see such herbs as tobacco, an earache plant, and white Echinacea. You will also be able to buy these and other important and unusual seeds for your own herb garden.
At 11:15 Pat will lead a guided tour of the herb section of the Heritage Garden (on Washington & Gordon Streets), giving us explanations of the herbs growing there. You'll learn how to identify a member of the mint family, see several types of thyme, and pick up some new uses for rosemary and garlic. Plus we will observe and learn about "myrrh" which is probably not available anywhere else in the Metroplex! Some of the herbs Pat will talk about will be available for purchase at the Heritage Garden as well.
Please come early to the farmer’s market to shop (open 8-11 am) for truly local food and backed goods.
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