Tuesday, September 22, 2009

One of My Favorite Scented Geraniums!


Well, this little gem is a scented geranium called 'Fingerbowl Golden'.  I actually thought its name was 'Goldfinger'.  Like the James Bond movie!  Its official name is Pelargonium crispum 'Aureum Minor'  The leaves were used by the Victorians to scent water in their guests' fingerbowls!  We'll keep it in The Herbal Husband's office over the winter.   He will enjoy the tiny lemon scented leaves.  Scented geraniums are one of the easiest herbs to bring in for the winter as long as it is getting enough light.  A southern exposure is best.  It is time to think about what herbs are going to come in.  Our list is usually way too long!

2 comments:

txherbgrower said...

This is one of my favorite of the pelargoniums and the lemon herbs...besides lemon verbena, of course! Have you tried baking with it? Beth

lemonverbenalady said...

No I haven't, Beth. Have you? Thanks for stopping by!