At Mounts Botanical Garden’s Annual Meeting on September 10th, Ingrid Menz was honored for her outstanding work and loving care in The Herb Garden - Garden of Well Being. Rochelle Wolberg, acting Director of Mounts, will present the Volunteer Award to Ingrid at our September 27th meeting.
September’s Speaker: Larry Grosser
An expert on tropical edible plants, Larry Grosser, a twenty-year Master Gardener has been volunteering since graduation for the Palm Beach County Extension and Mounts Botanical Garden, has great hands-on knowledge of what we can grow here. His power point presentation for us, “Fruit and Spice Trees of Mounts Botanical Garden,” will be informative, colorful and delightful. We’ll be introduced to our Herb Garden/Wellness Garden’s Annato, Bay Leaf, Bay Laurel, Curry Leaf, Cinnamon, Allspice, Kefir Lime, Cacao, Vanilla Vine and others, and the many varieties of Fruit Trees in Mounts Garden.
October’s Speaker: Laura Olsen
Laura Olsen from euFloria Healing will come speak in October. Her topic will be Florida Native Medicinal Plants. She will also have her herbal products for sale at the meeting. www.eufloriahealing.com
JUNE MEETING: Our last meeting before our July/August summer break, boasted a full auditorium of members and guests, a delicious tasting table, a large choice of RAFFLE plants, and, best of all, a truly entertaining, knowledgeable speaker, Susan Panajotov, also known as the Butterfly Lady – and she was dressed as a butterfly!
Susan presented a “Show and Tell” program both on adding butterflies to our herb gardens and how to attract and care for butterflies through all their life changes. She had boxes and trellises and netting filled with lively little creatures, mostly her extraordinary variety of caterpillars, some a little scary looking, but harmless, and some quite stunning, like the handsomely striped Swallowtail youngster.
After seeing and hearing Susan, who of us will not want to
May Meeting. EHS Board did it again with this year’s Herb of the Year ‘Peppers Capsicum’.
The meeting was jam packed with all things pepper! From the tasting table, the raffle plants (loads of hot pepper varieties!),books on peppers, and the yearly lecture given by the Board, history, folk-lore, growing, medicinal and cooking. And at the end a beautiful hand-out with all things pepper info.
Coming up this June Meeting. Herb, Garden and Cookbook Sale. This idea has been on the back burner for almost two years! Ingrid and I got talking way back when and realized we both had tons of books that desperately needed to be “weeded’ out in our homes. Plus we had books that had been gifted to us that were filling a garage (or so it seems). Fast forward to today, well,
For this month’s meeting, the EHS Board presents the “Herb of the Year” Chili Peppers/Capsicum. Perhaps you are well aquainted with this plant but I bet there will be a few surprises. Our Board have put their energy into researching this plant genus and are going to share their findings with you on cooking, planting and medicinal properties, etc.