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.