Stephanie Wooton of Unity Nursery will present some of the new plants for 2017 at the April 20 meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Herb Society. She will also try to help identify problems for people who bring samples from their gardens.
Ms. Wooton, a CBHS member, currently works at the Church Hill nursery. She worked at Garden Treasures in Easton for 17 years before moving to Unity.
Wooton was born in Germany and spent her youth in many countries due to her father’s diplomatic career. She obtained a degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin before moving east where she married and raised two sons. Working at a garden center in Frederick led her to pursue her horticulture degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. When she gets home from work these days, she says she continues to “play (toil!) in my own garden with two (un)helpful cats.”
The society usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton. Meetings include an herbal potluck dinner, a short business meeting and a presentation on an herb-related topic. The theme for the April dinner is herbs associated with the zodiac sign Aries.
CBHS was formed in 2002 to share knowledge of herbs with the local community. The group maintains the herb garden at Pickering Creek Audubon Center.
For more information, call (410) 827-5434 or visit www.ChesapeakeBayHerbSociety.org.