Re: [gardeners] Dark confession...

Terry King (
Sat, 09 May 1998 23:24:41 -0600

They also like magnesium so use 1 tsp epsom salts every 8th time you 
water, it works like a charm.  They also like the soil a little on the acid side.  
If it gets too dense in the middle prune it to open it up for good air 
circulation in humid Atlanta.

Rosemary, I too love Old Spice.  I also have orange, lime, lemon rose, attar 
of rose, mint rose and lemon.  My Prince Rupert and chocolate bit the dust 
this winter.  I just saw an apricot scented one at the nursery the other day, 
it smells wonderful and I plan on adding it to my collection.  Lemon 
Merangue (sp?) and strawberry are others I plan on buying, soon.

On Sat, 09 May 1998 22:05:49, Rosemary Carlson wrote:

>Catharine: I've had good luck with scented geraniums in a HOT dry spot - 
>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.

Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1