Mark your calendars!

On Tuesday, June 21st our 2022 Garden Tour will provide you with a delightful peek into the hidden garden treasures we've found in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide this bus tour to five exquisite private gardens. In addition, we'll visit the Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center and Edge of the Woods Nursery. The day will include a catered lunch break at an area church.

Complete details and registration information will be distributed in early April.

Watch for a brochure if you have been on our mailing list in the past.

Watch our website and Facebook page for details as well.

The Viola species are the January 2022 Herb of the Month for The Herb Society of America and also the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ for 2022. Heartsease (Viola tricolor) is one of the species in this group of herbal plants. This little unassuming flower has symbolized love, death, and rebirth since Roman and Greek times. During those early days, it was believed to be an aphrodisiac and was also used to treat heart conditions. Hence, one of its many names was heartsease.

Viola Species – Herb of the Month, Herb for the Heart – The Herb Society of America Blog (

Recently our members studied the Sempervivum family of herbal succulent plants at a greenhouse. Following the study, we created fall centerpieces with pumpkins and herbs.