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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Best of Thymes Herb Club

The Best of Thymes Herb Club met the evening of Feb. 25, at the home of Ruth Timm. Laura Kennedy gave the table blessing before members filled their plates of various foods and enjoyed fellowship during the first get-together of the year.

President Peggy Potts said a new primitive decorating store, "The Country Cabin," has opened at The Meadows. Besides primitives, owner Kelly Rost has furniture, wreaths, pictures, candles, Crossroad Tarts and spring decor.

Peggy asked for program suggestions and several women signed up to give a monthly report on an annual. The president started the year and gave a report on Cosmos. The sun annual tolerates poor soil, heat and drought. The bright, colorful "daisies" bloom on long stems with ferny leaves.

Members were up-dated on up-coming local seminars and garden shows.

Karen Staub passed around a large scrapbook she complied of invasive plants of west-central Indiana. The pressed plants, with identification, scrapbooks will be available for viewing at the Sycamore Trails RC&D office, Vigo County Extension Office, Dobbs Park and Turkey Run State Park .

Members told of their 'hits and misses' of over-wintering herbs. Lois Lawson had Wisteria seed for interested members.

Door prizes were won by Ruth Timm, who also received a hostess gift; Carolyn Petty and Rozanne Aker.

Others attending were: Beth Meuser, Pat Deakins, Rose Marie Weber, Pat Wilkinson, Johna Lumsdon, Jeanne McMichael, Sinday Phillips, Jean Hull and Carol Swearingen.

The next meeting will be March 25, at the home of Jean Rowings.

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