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Month: <span>October 2019</span>

Month: October 2019

Minutes & Past Meeting Recap

September 26, 2019 President Jennifer Stanek brought the September 2019 meeting of the Memphis Herb Society to order at 7:00 in the Goldsmith Room at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Members and guests were given a warm welcome and all those that brought refreshments were extended a special thanks. Members and guests were …

Herb of the Month – October: Safflower

Safflower production goes back anciently, including during the time of the Egyptians. Garlands were discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Safflowers were also used as a coloring agent. The colors produced range from yellow to dark red, and safflower petals are still used for this purpose today in cosmetics and textiles. At …

Gardening Gone Herbs

October 2019 The recent rain was welcome indeed!  The drought of September and October could not disappear fast enough as we all struggled to keep our plantings alive through rotational watering. Even with faithful watering, some new plants just curled up and died.   This observation reminds me it is time …