|The Fullerton Arboretum will be hosting its annual “Herb Weekend” at The Potting Shed, located on the grounds of the Arboretum, May 12 & 13, 2012. For those who like to cultivate, cook, smell, taste and enjoy the beauty of herbs, this event has everything to offer. A large variety of herbs will be for sale.
This year, herb aficionados will not only find the largest variety of herb plants available in the region, but all the herbs they need to spice up the kitchen and beautify the garden. Visitors will also be treated to many varieties of specialty herbs that can be used to create different types of gardens. The Potting Shed will offer herbs for sale to help create the perfect herb garden for you. Whether it is an herbal kitchen garden or just beautiful perennial herbs you are looking for, this is the event you don’t want to miss.
Herbs to create an herbal tea garden are among the featured plants at this event. Herbal teas have been consumed as far back as written history goes. Relaxation, health, antioxidant properties, fragrance and well-being are some of the reasons that herbal teas are enjoyed. An Herbal Tea Garden can add beauty and be beneficial. Tea and gardens go together. You can have tea in the garden, or you can have a garden dedicated to herbs for making tea. Come and see the many herbs that will be featured for making herbal teas.
Hundreds of common and uncommon herb varieties will be available to help you create your own herb garden. Many basil varieties for different types of dishes will be available. The chemicals comprising the essential oils of different basils are what give each plant a distinct aroma and flavor. Exotic herbs such as Lemon Grass, Black Peppermint and Vanilla Grass, fragrant herbs like Lavenders, Lemon Catmint or Thyme and culinary classic herbs including Greek Oregano, Sweet Marjoram and Rosemary will all be available.