Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays

Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon (May 27–August 26, 2014)
in the St. Louis Herb Society Garden (located in the Victorian District directly behind Tower Grove House)

Connect with some of the oldest friends of cultivated gardens: herbs. Explore the culinary, sensory and beauty uses for the herb featured each week. The first 100 participants will pot an herb to take home and receive a plant profile sheet with care tips and ways to use their new plant. Included in Garden admission.


Schedule
(Schedule may vary due to plant availability)

May 27    Orange mint
Mentha aquatica ‘Citrata’
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June 3    Catnip
Nepeta cataria ‘Lemon Scented’
Catnip
June 10    Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Lavender Lady’
Lavender
June 17    Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssop
June 24    Purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Purple coneflowers
July 1    Anise hyssop
Agastache foeniculum
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July 8    English thyme
Thymus vulgaris
Thyme
July 15    Purple sage
Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’
Purple sage
July 22    Sweet basil
Ocimum basilicum ‘Genovese’
Basil
July 29    Scented-leaved geranium
Pelargonium
Geranium
August 5    Lady’s mantle
Alchemilla mollis
Ladys mantle
August 12    Patchouli
Pogostemon cablin
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August 19    Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Foxtail’
Rosemary
August 26    Henna
Lawsonia inermis
Henna

Victorian District

Maze

Experience an authentic Victorian Garden, labyrinthine maze, herb garden and a classical observatory in the Doris Waters Harris Lichtenstein Victorian District. Learn more

Growing Herbs

Thyme

The Kemper Center for Home Gardening offers tips to grow your own culinary herbs. In addition, you can download a detailed Herbs factsheet [pdf] which includes information on history, propagation, harvest, preservation and pest management.