Waterford, CT Historical Society
In front of the Beebe-Phillips House, the Thames Garden Club has planted flowers and herbs. Some of the herbs planted:
1. Tansy (tanaceturm dulgare) considered a moth repellent.
2. Thyme (thymus vulgari) - used in sauces, gravy, stews, dressings, tea.
3. Sage (salvis officinalis) - a culinary herb used with meat, fish, cheese, stuffing, squash, and breads.
4. Sweet Woodruff (galium odoraturm) - used for fragrances, and in beverages, cold fruit drinks, tea and wine.
5. Lemon Balm (melissa officinal) - for fragrances, as an ornamental, in lemon scented sachets, potpourris and teas.
6. Chives (allium schoeoprasum) - for culinary and ornamental uses.
7. Hollyhocks (alecea rosea) - ornamental, an old fashion flower favorite.
8. Mint Lavage (mentha) - culinary, used in fruit drinks, with lamb; and as a moth repellent.
"Herbs are good companions - To vegetables in the garden - To cooks in the kitchen."