The Elm Garden Club met recently at the Portage County Gardeners Center in Rootstown to hear guest speaker Barbara Oare, left, a master gardener who discussed using herbs to create exciting desserts. Co-hostesses Liz Davey and Ginny Buckley check out Oares display of herbs and cookbooks. Oare concentrated on four basic herbs lemon verbena, lavender, basil and dill and shared samples of the desserts she created from each herb. Members dined on lemon verbena blueberry tarts, lavender pudding cream puffs, basil pound cake and apple crisp with dill. The clubs next meeting is scheduled for March 21 at Eagle Creek Garden Center in Chagrin Falls.