SUBJECT: “Summer Watermelon” presented by Pat Baugh
WHAT: Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month, next meeting August 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas
WHY: To educate those interested in herbs.
Come and learn everything you ever wanted to know about herbs. Did you know that there are over 2,000 herbs and that roses are herbs too? And did you know that many of our Texas Native Plants are also herbs? Herbs have been used for centuries for not only culinary purposes, but also for medicinal uses, in cosmetics, cleaning solutions, clothing (one of which is Gossypium cotton), building supplies and art and craft purposes.
The Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, founded in March 2003, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge and awareness about herbs.
In Texas Gardener January/February 2003 issue, there was an article by Lillian E. Illig entitled My Secrets to Growing Great Roses. She has been gardening for many years in the Houston area, and the article is very informative. She states that she measures into an 8 ounce paper cup 3/4 cup of 13-13-13 fertilizer and 1/4 cup of Epsom Salts, and after the sprinkler wets the beds, around each rose without touching the stems, sprinkle one cup in a 6 inch circle and dig it into the earth and water again.