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Azalea members learn about herbs

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Sheila Looman recently spoke to the Azalea Garden Club about herbs.

Special Photo/// Sheila Looman recently spoke to the Azalea Garden Club about herbs.

Members of the Azalea Garden Club met Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Exchange Club building. Hostess Dottie McMichael introduced the speaker, Sheila Looman, whom McMichael called “the Herb Lady.”

Club members learned about growing, cooking with and preserving herbs, and were shown a number of different herbs, including rosemary, lemon thyme, peppermint, sweet marjoram, oregano, sage and lavender.

Looman also discussed various products that can be made from herbs, such as foot baths, lemonade, infused oils, foot cream, soap, tea, spices and healing salves.

Herbs, Looman explained, are also used in landscapes and herbal remedies.

Refreshments at the meeting were served by McMichael and JoAnn Chapman.

The club’s March program will be on birds and butterflies and the April program will be on plants of the Bible. The May meeting will be a summer outing garden tour.

The Azalea Garden Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Exchange Club, at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call (770) 775-3512.