Our annual fundraising plant sale was a huge success. Thanks to chairwomen Lillie Brown and Rita Sepenoski and all the folks who stopped by to purchase plants, we raised over $800. The garden club is a not-for-profit club and all funds go back to the community for various projects.
We had two field trips last month: the Philadelphia Flower Show and Bridge Garden in Bridgehampton, both enjoyable. We also had a fun meeting at the Peconic Herb Farm in Calverton. The owner, Chris, gave a short presentation about the history of the farm. It has been in operation for 35 years. She gave us a primer on herbs. There are annuals and perennials: some like dry soil, some wet, and some (such as mint) can become invasive and should be planted in containers. Who knew there were so many varieties of oregano, thyme, sage and basil? If you are a fan of cilantro, here's a great tip: sow a few seeds every week and you'll always have fresh supply. We talked about culinary uses and Chris suggested that it is a good idea to keep a container with your favorite herbs near your kitchen door for easy access. Best of all, we were invited to choose some herbs and make a container herb garden to bring home. I snapped a photo of Lori Silverman and Florence Hengeveld choosing their herbs.
Take a minute to create an herb garden for yourself. Fresh herbs and their fragrances are the best.
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