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Scented geraniums
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Les    Posted 10-27-2003 at 04:37:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in '92, we visited my wife's cousin in Mini Soda. One thing that he was raising in his greenhouse was scented geraniums. We brought home a rose scented one and we still have it. Just brought it in for the winter. They sure smell nice.

Patria    Posted 10-27-2003 at 05:28:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple of years ago I bought some scented geranium seeds. The leaves were beautiful, deep green in color and big fern-like in shape, the flower was pink.
I took it with me when I moved back to the city, it didn't last long, it was too warm for this geranium to survive.
Somebody told me once that their leaves are great for culinary uses, although I never used them.
Now I'm back on the mountains and maybe I should give it another try. Geraniums are one of my favorite plants. There are some varieties that we grow succesfuly here in PR.


Les    Posted 10-27-2003 at 12:30:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never seen a blossom on these. We've propagated a bunch of them (easy to do) and given them away.

bulldinkie    Posted 10-27-2003 at 06:42:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes I saw on Martha Stewart you pour sugar in container add leaves.You get flavored sugar.Or a leaf in your tea.I had quite a few different kind.Love the pineapple,citrus,mints,chochlate.We have a place near us has all kinds.

Patria    Posted 10-27-2003 at 08:03:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you bulldinkie for you input about the geraniums leaves.
I'll check online to get more information about pineapple,citrus,mints,chochlate [geranium leaves?!]..or , did I understand wrong? :-)

bulldinkie    Posted 10-27-2003 at 13:27:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The different scented geraniums they have those differnt flavors is that what you mean??

Patria    Posted 10-28-2003 at 12:58:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know if they really have all those different flavors but I was told by this lady that the one I had, Ginger Scented Geranium, was used in some dishes for flavor.
Like I said, never used it for culinary purposes, and the heat killed it before I could find out.

I finally found today a picture of the plant at the following website:

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