Herb GardenCommunity Association
Herb Garden History
The Herb Garden was designed by Nancy Blansett and DJ Corbell in March 2006, and proposed to the Club's Board of Directors as a fundraiser, garden rest spot, and for the member's use if they needed some herbs for themselves. Construction started in October 2006, installing the brick for the fountain, laying water and electric lines, hauling the decomposed granite for the pathways and soil for the beds. The pergola was built by Club members, using reclaimed wood from the original ranch house. The first planting occurred in spring 2007.
In Bed Four are culinary plants: Greek Oregano, Syrian Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Rosemary and five varieties of Lavender. Under the oak tree are Violets and Spearmint. Bed Three, closer to the fence, holds scented plants: Provencal Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Verbena, Tansy, Hyssop, Society Garlic, Wormwood and soon to be added Mexican Mint Marigold. Bed Two, near the fence in the front, will be mainly edible flowers, and Bed One will be mostly salad herbs and greens that can withstand the summer heat (Roots & Shoots, March 2007).
The fountain in the center of the Herb Garden was donated in memory of Edith Womack, one of the founders of the Horticulture Club. Money was collected from Edith's many friends and neighbors, and the fountain was dedicated in June of 2007. An engraved brick with her name is in the brick path surrounding the fountain. (See Roots & Shoots, June 2007).