Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thyme and Thyme Again

Was the name of the program that was presented at the Fort Scott National Historic Site this afternoon.

Horehound, walking onions, and artemesia are some of the more unusual herbs in the garden

They have an herb garden.  
The garden is a mix of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs.

A small herb garden.

In the 1840s the Officer's Wives themselves would tend their gardens.

At the back of the buildings known as "Officer's Row".

Dottie pointing out a rose hip.

And the program -- presented by Volunteer Dottie who told us all about herbal usage in the 1840's.    Culinary as well as medicinal as well as aromatic.  

Dottie's picture, I think, looks like something out of a Tasha Tudor book.    The only thing lacking is a corgi -- and I could have supplied that!

It was pleasant and sunny afternoon at the fort under the shade of the pear tree with a slight breeze keeping us cool.

We're fortunate to have this great treasure in our little town.    


acorn hollow said...

A walking onion hmmm I don't think I have ever seen or heard of one of those. I have the others.
I do some herbs and wish I knew more about the medicine side of them.

Bookie said...

It has been a long time since I walked around the Fort so I really enjoyed your great, clear pictures. Yes, the gal does remind me of Tasha Tudor. TT was one of my mother-in-law's favorite artists...I have a couple of her TT books now. Glad to see the herb gardens made it through this summer!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It does sound like a great way to spend the afternoon.

On Crooked Creek said...

It has many years since I was at the FORT part of your town! I remember taking a candlelight walk during the Christmas Holiday. I adored seeing the Officer's Quarters all festive and the costumes for the event were magnificient! Thanks for sharing this thyme program!!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing the great photos! We definitely want to visit the fort with the kids one of these days!