The Holiday Island Garden Club attended the 30th annual Lawn & Garden Show in Springfield, Missouri. P. Allen Smith presented several sessions.
In spite of the freezing temperatures, a few brave souls from the Holiday Garden Club took the Loon Pontoon Cruise at Hobbs State Park.
The scenery was beautiful, but not one loon was spotted!
The Holiday Island Garden Club visited Long Creek Herbs in Blue Eye, Missouri. We had an incredible time as our hosts Jim Long and Josh Young gave us a tour of the beautiful herb garden, instructed us on the different varieties of herbs and planting times, and showed us how to identify some new invasive plants. We were treated to ice cold lemonade, lemon thyme blueberry muffins with edible flowers! Best of all, we were able to sit with Jim on his porch and hear personal stories of his travels and favorite places to eat. See the article in Carroll County News.
Jim long is the author of over two dozen books on herbs, gardening and historical subjects. He is a frequent lecturer at flower and garden shows, herb conferences, State Master Gardener conferences and professional organizations throughout the United States. He has appeared on numerous HGTV® and Discovery Channel® programs, as well as the P. Allen Smith Gardens television show. He’s a regular columnist for The Heirloom Gardener, Missouri Gardening and The Ozarks Mountaineer magazines and has a syndicated newspaper column, “Ozarks Gardening.”
Up at the crack of dawn and over to Persimmon Hill Farm in Lampe, Missouri. We picked blueberries for a couple of hours and then relaxed in the restaurant with coffee, thunder muffins and blueberry cinnamon rolls. You can see the blueberry plants out the window of the restaurant. Some of us have returned to the farm several times this season.