Rose Geraniums and looking forward to Spring February 15 2018, 0 Comments
The early cold snap in December has my inner gardener fooled into thinking we will have an early spring. However, as I look outside on this sun filled day I still see snow on the ground. So, I make my way back into the house and take out my potting soil, clay pots and clippers and begin to clip my Rose Geraniums. It is time to start propagating herbs.
I kept my small greenhouse closed this winter but now it is time to get things going, or should I say growing. Every sun drenched window in my house is filled with a jungle of Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Aloe, Stevia and Roses. (I will talk about the propagation of roses in another post.)
Besides Lavender, Rose Geranium is one of my favorites. This isn't your typical garden Geranium. No, it is a scented Geranium and more specifically Rose Geranium. The smell is so heavenly and more is released as I cut each small branch. The scented Geranium produces an oil in its leaves that can have a fragrance ranging from rose or lemon to apple or chocolate and so many other scents.
I particularly like the Rose Geranium with its sweetly floral fragrance. And as so many other herbs, its amazing properties. It is uplifting and soothing. It is known to balance the hormones and boost immunity. It is good for your skin and best of all it repels TICKS and other biting insects! Really! I would not go out in warmer weather without it. It protects my family and pets and allows us to garden, walk in the woods and enjoy the outdoors without hesitation.
I make a spray mist, concentrated roll-on and a moisturizer all containing Rose Geranium. It has become a staple in our home and I hope it will be in yours as well.