Herbs Topic Of Garden Lecture
Smith County Master Gardeners are hosting "First Tuesday in the Garden" at noon Tuesday in the IDEA Garden at the Tyler Rose Garden.
This program is free, open to the public. The I.D.E.A. Garden is located in the southeast corner of the Rose Garden.
This month's topic is "Herbs for the Garden and Table." Veteran Master Gardener Patsy Besch will share her knowledge in growing and using culinary herbs. Most basic herbs such as thyme, basil, sages and oregano grow readily in East Texas soils with some acting as perennials coming back year after year. Fennel and dill can be used to draw swallow tail butterflies to the garden.
Some gardeners prefer to use the triple curled parsley to border their beds as it displays a wonderful rich green even through the winter months. Those wanting to add flavor to their culinary endeavors and to their gardens will enjoy this educational event.
This June program ends the first half of the Master Gardeners' Lecture series due to the forthcoming heat July through August. Lectures will resume on September 4th with a presentation on garden path design.
The Master Gardeners are a volunteer organization of Texas AgriLife Extension. They are people from all walks of life who enjoy and are dedicated to teaching others about gardening, plant diseases and pests. Additional information can be found at the Smith County Master Gardener's website, scmg.tamu.edu or the Texas AgriLife Extension Service website, easttexasgardening.tamu.edu.