Rocky Mtn Region Garden Clubs

Robbie Kupper


Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Growing and Using Herbs in the Rocky Mountain Region

The definition of an "herb" is a valuable plant, with the leafy part used in smaller quantities than vegetables. Whenever I think of herbs, I remember the old lyrics made famous by Simon and Garfunkel. 

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Remember me to one who lives there. She once was a true love of mine.

- Traditional English ballad verse

Let's look at the Culinary herbs in the garden. All are easy to grow. Some are short-lived perennials, and others survive many winters in our Region.

Remember never to treat herbs with pesticides of any kind - herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides - if you plan to eat them or cook with them. Otherwise, they don't need anything that flowers and vegetables don't also require. Not only that but by not treating them with pesticides, we are helping our environment and not killing our pollinators by spraying poison on them. I have chives, which is a perennial, and in the spring, after they flower, I have small bees that just flock to them and are so happy. Not only that but herbs are also happy in any situation, from containers to the symmetrical beds of formal herb gardens.

My theme also ties into my project, "Become more aware of what is sustainable and mirror the way Mother Nature beautifies our natural surroundings." My objective is" To advance the mission of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and to coordinate the interests of the states of the Region."  

I will have a quarterly Zoom meeting with all the Presidents in the Rocky Mountain Region to see what everyone is doing. I will always be available to assist your state with anything you require of me. 

I am so excited for the next two years as the RMR Director and  plan to visit each state over the next two years.  I am looking forward to meeting as many garden club members as I can. 

Remember Plant and Use Herbs.


I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forests, land and wildlife.

Our beautiful Region includes the States of Colorado, Kansas,

Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Rocky Mountain Region, Inc. is recognized under IRS Codes as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.