P. ionidiflorum (celery scented geranium)
This is not the usual blooming time of scented geraniums, but Celery and Snowy Nutmeg had a couple of flowers.
P. x fragrans ‘Snowy Nutmeg’
Easy care is undoubtedly a factor in the scented geranium’s popularity. Ranging from 1 to 3 feet tall, they are suitable for pots, planters, and hanging baskets. Here are the basics:
The plants of the Micro Farm are getting larger. There have been a few ripe tomatoes, but somebody – either a mother grackle or a nibbling chihuahua – has been getting to them before me! Nice of my to lay out such a lovely buffet. I better start picking them sooner.
Arucana is such an interesting scented geranium. It has smooth leathery leaves and really lacks that distinctive Pelargonium look. Until you get to the flowers, which are obviously Pelargonium. Arucana is a gardenia scented geranium. The scent is very light, but if you stick you head in the leaves on a hot summer day, you will get a whiff of gardenia. This is the first year I have found seed pods on Arucana – two of them!
The micro farm is a 14″ square pot with 3 miniature tomato plants called Micro Tom and 2 Medusa pepper plants. I will update you weekly with photos of the farm’s progress. These two varieties are considered ornamentals or novelties, but I will be taste-testing Micro Tom. I can already report that Medusa peppers are sweet and crunchy. They look great in stir fry or salads, too.
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