Patrick Weathers has a close encounter with the turtle as Barbara Foley, Gulf Branch Naturalist, talks about turtle behavior.
Photo by Eden Brown.
The Glencarlyn Library Garden, at 300 South Kensington St., was an oasis full of exotic plants, reptiles, herbal concoctions, and body-painting on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 1-3 p.m. The Master Gardeners put on a display of skills as they blended ginger and lemon verbena and mint to make teas, taught children how to mix potpourri into sachets, and provided plant advice. The Tree Stewards were also present, dispensing advice on how to kill a tree and how to save one, and Naturalist Barbara Farley juggled a turtle, a snake, and a tarantula with aplomb, as children leaned in for a closer look. Plants for sale varied from turmeric and ginger to the more mundane dog wood and smoke bush.