Cooking with Culinary Herbs this Thanksgiving

Cooking with Culinary Herbs this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving season is almost upon us, and that comes along with the best part of the holiday—the food! Thanksgiving dinner is known to be the most anticipated meal of the year, partially due to all of the rich seasonings and flavors that come along with it. Several of these mouthwatering flavors are attributed to culinary herbs, many of which can be found at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens' very own herb collection.

Bartlett Through the Eyes of a Second Grader this Fall

Bartlett Through the Eyes of a Second Grader this Fall

Thousands of Stamford’s bright second graders visit the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens twice per year, eager and ready to learn about the plants around them. While some have already begun learning about plants in the classroom and others have no prior background knowledge, the Bartlett Arboretum offers several fun and interactive activities to enrich their understanding of the environment.

Bee Bee Tree

Bee Bee Tree

Tetradium daniellii, bee bee treeRutaceae. You are likely to hear this tree before you even see it. The nectar of this tree's small white flowers is known to attract all kinds of pollinators, particularly honey bees. Also known for its dark green, glossy leaves, it is quite a sight to behold.

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, Apocynaceae. This bright beauty will attract all types of pollinators to your garden. It is most known for being a Monarch Butterfly's favorite plant, as it is the only leaf their caterpillars can eat. Keep an eye our for their colorful blooms, and the colorful visitors they bring. 

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower, Campanulaceae. From the moment it begins to bloom in mid to late July this bright red flower beckons Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Swallowtail Butterflies. Clearly visible among the dark green foliage of high summer, the many tubular flowers on a strong upright stem charm human visitors to the garden as well.