Today, between storms, I dawned my over-alls and garden shoes and headed out to the yard. I had hoped that the scented geranium, Rose Attar and the Lemon Verbena weren’t damaged by the frost and hard rain that we have had. They were fine, so I harvested the branches of both and they are hanging at the edges of the curtains in the dining room. Oh, how I wish the internet were “scratch-n-sniff” for you to smell. The fragrance is like heaven.
I dug up the plants and re-potted them to bring in for winter. They don’t look like much, but they have the ability to “enliven” the soul by their scent. The Lemon Verbena makes a wonderful tea, especially mixed with Lemon Balm and Lemon Thyme for sore throats or just because. The Rose Geraniums will be a lovely addition to the Rose Lavender Potpourri that is given as a special gift at Christmas.
Gardening is my favorite experiment. You never know what will do well, but it is one of the most exciting things for me to watch as a seed, this size “o” is planted, watered, weeded and it produces abundance to grace our table.