scented geraniums

scented geraniums

These are geraniums that have an aroma. Wide color range, but most are pinks, violets and pastels. The name generally corresponds to the flavor, eg- a lemon-scented geranium has lemon-scented flowers. Their fragrances range from citrus, to spice, to fruity. The scents help keep mosquitos away. The Citronella variety is also called the “Mosquito Plant”, because it’s cintronella-scent keeps mosquitos away. Almond - Pelargonium quercifolium Apple - Pelargonium odoratissimum Citronella- (Pelargonium graveolens Citrosa) Coconut - Pelargonium grossalarioides (Pelargonium parriflorum) Lemon - Pelargonium crispum Nutmeg - Pelargonium fragrans (Pelargonium x fragrans) Old Spice - Pelargonium fragrans 'Logees' Peppermint - Pelargonium tomentosum Rose - Pelargonium graveolens (Pelargonium roseum) Rose - Pelargonium capitatum Rose - Pelargonium radens Lemon Scented - Pelargonium citronellum Southernwood - Pelargonium abrotanifolium Strawberry -Pelargonium scarboroviae (Pelargonium x scarboroviae) Fiery flowered stork's bill Pelargonium ignescens
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For the gardener, learn about scented geraniums and how to add them to your gardens.
Scented geraniums are grown more for their fragrant leaves which, when crushed or brushed, release their fragrance.
It's the same reason I savor this issue's Spring Planting Guide, which features a paean to scented geraniums (page 46) next to a front-yard makeover with a trio of hi/lo-tech tools (page 42).
If some of the plants, such as scented geraniums, most of the herbs, coleus, red-leaf hibiscus and angel's trumpet, have grown too big to bring inside, then consider harvesting a crop of cuttings from favorite plants.
Sage and rosemary from the Mediterranean, nasturtiums from South America and South African plants, such as scented geraniums, all enjoy similar conditions - gritty soil with good drainage and plenty of sunshine.
Many aromatic plants require full sun and can tolerate drought conditions, such as scented geraniums, whose leaves emit an enticing aroma.
Bridesmaids wore strapless gowns of teal silk faille by Priscilla of Boston and carried hand-tied bouquets of green hydrangeas, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, LaBelle roses, scented geraniums, mini callas, sweet peas, and stems of lisianthus.
Staff cultivate an extensive collection of rosemary, lavender, scented geraniums, and salvias that, along with many tropical and subtropical potted herbal plants, enliven the gardens, terraces, and walkways.
Some gardeners keep scented geraniums on their patios and report that swishing their hands through the leaves makes it possible to enjoy being outdoors without suffering mosquito bites.
To accommodate residents with Alzheimer's or dementia-related illness, Agard brings in plants that have a nice fragrance, such as scented geraniums, and helps them create potpourri bags.
If you don't have space for a garden, you can always buy herbs and scented geraniums from a nursery to keep on a sunny windowsill.
The therapy garden includes two apple trees, zucchini and strawberry plants, and an area dedicated to scented geraniums and other olfactory plants.