Mrs. Marc Patten To Give Illustrated Lecture At Meeting of Garden Club Tomorrow - Group Will Meet In League At 8 O'Clock
Mrs. Marc Patten To Give Illustrated Lecture At Meeting Of Garden Club Tomorrow
Group Will Meet In League At 8 O’Clock
Bloomfield Hills Woman Will Discuss Use Of Old Herbs
The herbs of the gardens of past generations, with practical suggestions on their culture, and information on their uses, are features of an illustrated lecture to be given at 8 o’clock tomorrow night before the Ann Arbor Garden club by Mrs. Marc Patten of Bloomfield Hills. The club will meet in the Mary B. Henderson room of the Michigan League.
Mrs. Patten will have something of a garden show with her, bringing to her lecture an exhibit of specimen plants, and a rare collection of old herbals. She will sketch the history of the herb garden, and tell of the culture of the plants here in Michigan, also describing their uses in cooking.
Revival May Come
It may be that the growing and use of herbs is due for a revival, as the war makes it impossible get imported and exotic flavors and seasonings that have come to be considered almost necessities. Such a return to the simple things easy to produce at home, is one of the aims of the Victory Garden campaign as it is of other conservation projects.
Enthusiastic as it is in encouraging the backyard garden, the club as well as the state federation, is going about it with discretion. With the warning that "patriotism does not demand the growing of a garden," as expressed in "Horticulture,” the family planning a garden but inexperienced in the work, is advised to base its decision upon the advantage to itself.
Only if an area is available that presents soil and other conditions that make success probable, is the enthusiast advised to start a garden; only if he can keep himself or his family to an hour of work each day as a minimum; and only if he will keep the planting within his needs and his ability. With a shortage of seeds, fertilizers and spraying materials, the amateur gardener is warned to take his responsibility seriously, and to avoid any waste that will restrict professional growers. Bulletins of great variety are available at Michigan State College, which will place needed facts before the amateur for study before he starts his planting.
Plan Coach For Show
The club members, in former years going to the Michigan Flower and Garden exhibit in Detroit by couples or small parties, are planning this year to conserve their cars and hope to charter a coach to make the trip on March 24. This would give the 35 passengers a day at the show which will open Saturday in Convention hall, to continue through March 29.
Tentative plans for the trip will be made at the meeting, at which members may make reservations. The club president, Mrs. Ralph Hammett of Pontiac Rd. will have information on the trip. Also at the meeting, members will have tickets to the show, to sell at the customary reduction for advance sales. Mrs. Paul A. Leidy of Granger Ave. and Mrs. Raleigh Schorling of Lenawee Dr. are the club members who have the tickets on hand.