The West Virginia Herb Association will hold a fall conference Friday through Nov. 2 at the Flatwoods Conference Center. The theme is "Exploring Herbs." The cost is $90 for three days, $30 for Friday or Sunday only, $50 for Saturday only. For reservations, e-mail WVHA_Presid...@comcast.net and mail payments to Kathryn Hare, 44 Gentle Breeze Lane, Charles Town, WV 25414. For information, visit www.wvherb.org.
Brenda Konarske tells me her cereus had eight blooms this summer and 12 last summer, and that it loves the 90-degree days. Her cereus was part of her grandmother's plant and she has a photo of her mother in 1947 in Calhoun County, with the plant in the photo.
Carol Pendell of Charleston's West Side said she has a "moon flower" that she's always called "Christ in the Cradle." She called Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass' office, and the gentleman she spoke with told her the plant was a native of the Brazilian rain forest. He told her the original plant had a white bloom, but there was also one with a red bloom as well.
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