Wednesday, 12 November 2008

I think...

A George III mahogany three tier dumb waiter playing host to a collection of old fashioned scented geraniums (Pelagoniums) in simple antique terracotta pots could be just the thing.

When I put her out, once, by the garbage pail,
She looked so limp and bedraggled,
So foolish and trusting, like a sick poodle,
Or a wizened aster in late September,
I brought her back in again
For a new routine -

MABEL GREY - Serrated rough foliage with a very strong sherbet lemon scent.

OLD SPICE - Compact plant with small dull green, spice scented leaves with tiny white flowers.

LILLIAN POTTINGER - Small, lacy, nutmeg scented, low growing plant with small white flowers.

CAMPHOR ROSE - Camphor rose scented leaves and a prolific flowerer.

ATTAR OF ROSES - Rose scented.

LADY PLYMOUTH - Golden variegated leaves with a citrus scent.

Fir Trees Nursery

Scented Geraniums: Knowing, Growing, and Enjoying Scented Pelagoniums

Now playing: Cocteau Twins - Persephone
via FoxyTunes


Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

This is cruel to do to us two days in a row! I can picture this next to my favorite chair piled with all the Thanksgiving desserts and my grandmother's china and silver. All ready to serve coffee and treats by the fire after our big turkey dinner.

And then it would go back to its regular duty as one of those Primula auricula "theatres."

At the very least I am going to have to go out searching for scented geraniums.

Pigtown-Design said...

That's a great table!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Yes indeed it could. I highly approve.