Thu 9/19 @ 11AM
If you have never smelled lemon verbena, next spring you should head over to your garden center and snap some up. Once you have smelled the rich, bright citrus-y smell of this herb, you will be hooked.
That herb and other lemon-scented plants will be the topic of Herb Talks on the Terrace, hosted by the Western Reserve Herb Society on the Terrace of the Western Reserve Herb Garden at Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Kate Williams and Lynne Griffin will talk about how to grow plants such as lemon verbena, lemongrass (essential in Thai cooking!), lemon basil, lemon thyme and lemon balm (you won’t need much help there — it’s a mint and never goes away if you put it in the ground). They’ll also talk about some of the uses of these various herbs in cooking.
It’s free with the $12 admission to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and no reservation is needed. Then you can stay and look around — the Western Reserve Herb Society’s garden is well worth checking out, especially when there are society members there to answer questions about the plantings.