Re: [gardeners] Dark confession...

Rosemary Carlson (
Sat, 09 May 1998 22:05:49

Catharine: I've had good luck with scented geraniums in a HOT dry spot - my
deck! Afternoon sun (hot in summer). Don't water it much. They don't like
it. I've had nutmeg - loved it. Also like Old Spice. Don't bother with rose
- doesn't smell like a rose! They aren't worth much for flowers - but will
perfume the air wherever you put it. Remember - hot and dry and sunny.


At 09:53 PM 5/9/98 +0000, you wrote:
>As 50 approaches, I decided that it was time to buy my first scented 
>They are, to me, the essential old lady plant.
>Now, I have this thing. It is called 'nutmeg'. It has a pretty little pale 
>flower and tidy leaves. I don't hate it too much.
>Now, what the tweet do I do with it? It's in a 4-inch pot and while it's 
>not root bound, it would like to move up into Big Plant Pot, methinks.
>I am 100% ignorant about pelargoniums. I know they aren't in love with 
>Atlanta's humidity. I know the soil mix should be light and very fast 
>draining. What else?
>Catharine, who is both aged and ignorant.