Sharon Lovejoy and see her wonderful shop and gardens. Well, I wasn't disappointed in the shop and the gardens, but I was sad not to be able to meet Sharon. She had left the day before to travel to Sweden! I know there was no hidden message. She didn't even know I was coming all the way from Pennsylvania to meet her. Well, last evening I finally had my chance and it was worth the wait!
I think it was just as exciting for Kathleen Gips who owns The Village Herb Shop because she has known Sharon since 1982. Kathleen is the author of wonderful books on the language of flowers and she presented Sharon with a beautiful tussie mussie.
Kathleen had a delightful tea set up and made the Town Hall a magical place. I'm so glad my herbal companions, Bonnie and Shelley got a chance to meet Sharon. She is a treasure and while she was speaking I was watching the children in the audience and they were wanting to do the activities Sharon was talking about. It is all about participating and engaging your children or grandchildren. Sharon's stories in her books make it easy for you to participate.
So a long overdue friendship has started! I'm so glad I blog and have been able to meet so many wonderful people blogging. I did say hello from each of you who asked me to do so! She loves to blog as much as I do! I think I'm going to add a celebration to your list, Sharon. June 17: The day Chagrin Falls and surroundings, Kathleen Gips and The Village Herb Shop staff and Lemon Verbena Lady celebrated Sharon Lovejoy and her books. Hope you have had a safe journey to your home, Sharon and Jeff. It was a delight to meet both of you and I hope I see you again some day soon.
- Lemon Verbena Fact Sheet
- Lemon Verbena Recipes
- List of Perennial Herbs
- A List of Annual Herbs
- A List of Tender Perennials
- A List of Edible Flowers and Ten Rules for Eating Them
- A Partial List of Nonedible or Poisonous Flowers
- Links to Guest Posts for Mother Earth Living Magazine
- Links to Timber Press Book Reviews
- Link to My Handout for The Zen of Making Herbal Jelly!