May 10, 2013

Old Fashioned Scented Geraniums

Delicately Flowered, Fragrant Pelargoniums

My Rose Geranium is in bloom.
Lovely, delicate pink flowers!

Several varieties of scented geraniums, lemon verbena, and tarragon.

Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant.

A tussie mussie I made using herbs from the
Corgyncombe Garden of Herbs.

In the book "
A Basket of Herbs", illustrated by Tasha Tudor, it is mentioned that Rose Geranium leaves are used for potpourri, tussie mussies, teas, cakes, cookies, and jellies.

A bee skep in the Corgyncombe Garden of Herbs with scented geraniums round, at twilight when the lightning bugs started to appear.

Bee skeps and herbs have been subjects of Tasha Tudor's illustrations.

In "Around the Year", written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor, bee skeps can be found on the "In June Comes" page.

In "Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens" written by Mary Mason Campbell and illustrated by Tasha Tudor, as a lady tends her garden, bee skeps can be seen in the background.
copyright © 2013 Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson

1 comment:

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

One of my favourite plants, mine is presently filling my entrance with its enchanting fragrance. I love your Tussie Mussie! So pretty.

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