Geranium PlantsWritten by Linda Paquette
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•Scented geraniums are used for making tea, potpourris and sachets. They are deceptively sweet and carry fragrances of lemon, apple, rose, nutmeg, and peppermint. Although flowers are small and some might say insignificant, scented geranium is a wonderful way to add fragrance to your patio, porch… or kitchen!
•The mosquito geranium is also a scented geranium. Even if you haven’t grown it, chances are you have smelled its insect repelling scent. The mosquito geranium was hybrid especially for production of oil of citronella and frequently is sold at nurseries as mosquito plant.
Geranium flowers come in white and all shades of pink and red. Many hybrids have bi-colored flowers and some hybrids bear salmon colored flowers. Easy care, in addition to being a favorite addition to your garden, geraniums also make an inexpensive and lovely gift for Easter, Mother’s Day and other special spring occasions.
Linda is author at Gardening Guides
Welcome To MichiganWritten by Barbara Baker
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The garden brings many aspects of earth together. The birds find food and ample hiding places to build their baby’s nests. The butterflies are abundant, feeding on nectar of flowering plants. I am always grabbing my books to look up name of a new winged visitor to garden. I think my favorite part of garden is thyme bed. A lot of thymes are ground covers, and in spring they have tiniest blossoms. Did you know about lavender, lemon, caraway, minus, creeping, oregano, English, French, silver, common, lime, orange, orange spice, nutmeg, silver needle, and woolly thyme ? These are only a few varieties of this species. I harvest these for making herbal swags and to add them to sachets and potpourri. I am a member of Michigan Herb Association, and Great Lakes Herb Business Association. If you visit web site of Great Lakes Herb Business Association you will see a variety of businesses in our state that sells herbs and herbal products. The web site is very informative and a good resource to check out while your coming our way. Sweet Annie’s Rose is name of my little rustic shop and garden. You will find as many weeds as there are herbs at times, but no one seems to care. Drop by and stroll though garden. You can nibble on some sweet cicely, or taste lemon thyme. You can pull a few weeds, exchange a few seeds, or just wander alone through herbs and let their magic find a place in your heart.
Copyright Barbara Baker 2005 Content may not be copied or reprinted without written consent.
Barbara Baker is a webmaster, author, and Internet Marketer with an extreme passion for herbs