Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 2013 Newletter

Hello Herbies!

I know everyone has been busy, but you did miss a really great program about Mandrake.  Cindy did a great job, and it was enjoyed by all that were there. Cindy has ordered Mandrake seeds, so maybe we can try growing some soon. It is a very pretty plant, . . .just don't uproot it or else! 

Photo from Wikipedia.

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae).

Also, I had a list of recipes for dog biscuits that some of you asked for, so if you want the recipes, let me know and I'll forward them to you!

Hope to see everyone for our April 10, 2013 program which will be presented by me on Piperaceae (pepper family). There are a whole lot more than just black pepper Piper nigrum!  

After some discussion, we took a vote and decided that since so many of us travel in the summer and have family and guests visiting, that we are not going to have programs in June or July! 

Also for those Herbies that just love herbs, The 18th Annual Herbal Forum Festival Hill, Round Top, Texas will be held Friday and Saturday March 22 and 23, 2013.
They have workshops scheduled for Friday and a wonderful array of presenters scheduled for Saturday and a Plant Sale and other shopping choices, i.e. Shopping Galore!
Plant Sale sponsored by The Herb Society of America -Pioneer Unit
“Thyme Well Spent” Gift Shop Herbal Forum Book Store
“Thyme Well Spent” in the Garden

And if you haven't been to Festival Hill, you really need to go. It is a wonderful experience and the gardens are out of this world!  Check out website:
L'Ella is a member of the Aransas Pass Woman's Club and announced that they are having their 9th Annual Style Show & Luncheon next month. Here is the information and website:   Sounds like a fun event.

9th Annual Style Show & luncheon
Basic Information:
Your tax deductible* donations go toward local graduate senior scholarships and local charities. Last year we were able to give several additional scholarships based on the generosity of our sponsors. Our silent drawing items and theme baskets vary and grow each year as we try to find something to interest everyone. Our ladies put a lot of effort into this event and it gets better each year. We hope that you will join us and have a great time!

Friends Working Together...To Build A Brighter Future

The Woman's Club of Aransas Pass

Tickets purchased online can be picked up at Will Call table on day of event.
Date: April 13, 2013

Time: 11:00 am (Doors will open at 10:30)

Theme: Hawaii

We are starting to get our Annual Style Show planned out. Tickets are available online and soon we will have more information and flyers available. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our event.

*See your tax professional for more information.
Purchase tickets or sponsor our style show below. A convenience fee has been added to the online prices. Thank you for your support!

If you are around, don't forget the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale March 23, 2013 from 9 to 1 at website:

Saturday, March 23, SPRING PLANT SALE, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Coastal Oaks Garden at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County, 892 Airport Road, Rockport. Click Plant Sale List Spring 2013 for the list of plants for sale. Click Plant Sale Pictures Spring 2013 for pictures and additional information.

Don't forget to read our Rockport Herbies Blog  with lots of good information about herbs, gardening and cooking!

Hope to see everyone next month!

Linda a/k/a Herbie

Male Gulf Frittilary on Blue Passion Flower Vine, photo by Linda T. Collins

1 comment:

AustinNativeLandscaping.Com said...

Fascinating information. Thanks for that!

Going to check out that 18th Annual Herbal Forum Festival Hill!