Friday, July 10, 2009

Scented Geranuims

Rose scented geranium plants were annually bought and planted in my garden in days past. I especially loved their Victorian appeal. And as if just smelling them and delighting in their delicate pink flowers was not enough, I would bake loaf cakes and make jelly with their scented leaves. These days it is hard to find a source from which to purchase them.

But while at the Farmers Market this year I happened to discover citronella scented geraniums for sale. Their claim is they will keep away mosquitoes. It occurred to me that is exactly what they do. No mosquitoes get on the plant but that leaves more of you for the mosquitoes to feast upon!

the 13th of October

Friday, the 13th, and at last the weather has turned cooler. I breathe deeply as I turn off the air-conditioner and slide open a few windows...