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Herb Plants


AHS 2022 Plant Sale & Garden Expo a great success! 

Thanks to our wonderful speakers!

Did You Ever Eat a Flower?

By Lucinda Rudin, AHS Vice President Education and Outreach

While different plant parts are used as herbs, flowers have played a significant role in the medicinal arts of many cultures. This year’s herb of the year is the Viola, a group of plants that includes violets, pansies, and violas. Lucinda described what they have to offer as well as touching on other flowering herbs and their role in cuisine, medicine, and perfumery.

Edible Flower Chart: How To Choose Edible Flowers

Delicious Recipes Using Edible Flowers

Flower Glazed Cheeses

Garlicky Rosemary Shrimp New Orleans Style

Mexican Mint Marigold Dijon Chicken

Edible Flower and Herb Spring Rolls with Shrimp

Hawaiian Fruit Ambrosia with Dianthus Petals

Green Salad with Summer Vegetables & Nasturtiums with Fig & Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette with Basil

Herbs for Spring

By Cathy Slaughter, Gabriel Valley Farms

The founder of Gabriel Valley Farms, Cathy Slaughter, reviewed some of the best spring herbs for Central Texas. Whether you decide to plant herbs in pots or in the ground, Cathy's tips and tricks of the trade will help you for growing and caring for your herbs.

Landscaping with Herbs

By Judith Craft, Bonnie Orr, AHS Garden Team

The best time to consider incorporating herb plants into your landscape is in the spring. Choose culinary and medical herbs used most often to meet all your needs. Nothing is more aromatic and delicious than fresh cut sprigs from the garden carried right into the kitchen. Spectacular side effects may occur when you use herbs in the landscape: a dramatic increase in butterfly and other pollinator activity, and increased motivation to walk outside more often, take long deep breaths, and smile. 

Recommended herbs for landscaping


Thanks to our fantastic vendors!

​Bamboo Branch crafts bamboo garden stakes, poles and walking sticks.

Cindy Lu Creations creates hand-crafted jewelry enhanced by natural stones, Czech glass and Swarovski crystals.

Deli Aroma owner Fai Chan is proud of her line of aromatherapy-related products for head-to-toe self-care—from hair and face serums to foot massage cream.

EZ Herbs offers custom-blended tinctures, teas, salves and women's products.

Gabriel Valley Farms AHS is proud that all our organic plants offered for sale came from Gabriel Valley Farms. GVF has been involved with AHS since our club started, and GVF owner Cathy Slaughter has been a member, sponsor and frequent speaker.


Many thanks to our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers!


AHS appreciates your support!

Proceeds from this event support the Austin Herb Society and its efforts to provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs in landscaping, and their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, and aromatic. Our main project is the support of the Herb Garden in Zilker Botanical Garden. 

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