Learn About Scented Geraniums’ Wonderful Aromas @ Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Thu 8/15 @ 11AM

Many people’s only familiarity with so-called “scented geraniums” is with those cintronella scented plants sold at garden centers as insect repellants for your patio. But this family of plants, technically called pelargoniums, has a wide range of scents, from fruity to nutty to rose, mint and citrus. It’s also got a wide range of leaf shapes and growth habits, with some having large fan-like leaves speckled with white, others sporting tiny clustered leaves with serrated edges, some trailing, some upright.

 These plants will be the subject of the next Herb Talk on the Terrace, an educational series at the Cleveland Botanical Garden by the Western Reserve Herb Society, which oversees the herb garden there.

Kathleen Gips, who founded the Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, will talk about the different varieties of scented geraniums, how to grow and care for them, and how to use them in both recipes and aromatherapy.

 It’s free with regular admission to the Cleveland Botanic Garden, which is $12. No reservation is required.


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