A volunteer group that maintains public flower beds in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
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SALTSBURG HERBAL SOCIETY
A 501(c)(4) organization
April spotlight: birth flowers.  April's birth flower is the daisy,
although we won't see many daisies blooming in southwestern
PA in April.




The Daisy is the flower bringer of good fortune and blissful
pleasure.

It is thought that the name “daisy” is a corruption of “day’s
eye," because the whole head closes at night and opens in the
morning.

The most common characteristic of all these plants, is that what
in common parlance might be called a “flower" is an
inflorescence or flower head, a densely packed cluster of many
small, individual flowers, usually called florets (meaning “small
flowers”) .Often considered a weed on lawns, though many also
value the appearance of the flowers. Several cultivars and
hybrids have been selected with much larger flowerheads up to
5-6 cm diameter and with light pink to purple-red ray florets.
Side path at the Museum
Garden, located at the
Stonehouse Museum, 105
Point Street, Saltsburg.

The gardens are open year
round and visitors are
welcome to stop by to browse
the latest blooms and
additions.
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OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST
National
Herb Society of America  http://www.herbsociety.org/

Pittsburgh Area
Margaret's Fine Imports  http://www.pittsburghcuppa.com/teaclass.html

Local
Rebecca Hadden Stonehouse Museum  http://rebeccabhaddenshm.com/

Delmont Public Library  http://delmontlibrary.org/


SHS officers:
Louisa Fordyce, President
Carla Eichman, Vice President
Ron Fordyce, Secretary/Treasurer


Please see the Meetings page for information about our 201
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activities.
Daisy or not?

Although this
plant
resembles the
daisy, it is
feverfew
(tanacetum
parthenium),
a completely
different
family of
plants.  
Daisies are
bellis
perennis.