Posts Tagged "scented geranium"

Grow Your Own: The Mixologist Simple Syrup Collection

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | 5 comments

Grow Your Own: The Mixologist Simple Syrup Collection

My cocktail-loving friends at Log House Plants have put together a collection of plants that are particularly worth growing for infusing in simple syrups and for making infused vodkas and liqueurs. They’re a wholesale nursery, so they’re growing the plants for sale at retail garden centers and gourmet grocery stores on the West Coast.  Look for them in your local indie garden center/grocery store, or order them online from the Territorial Seed Company, who has joined in this effort and put together a great collection of cocktail-friendly plants and seeds.   Here’s what we...

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Drinkable Herbs

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 in Botany, Featured, Recipes | 3 comments

Drinkable Herbs

We’re continuing to work our way through a year’s worth of grow-your-own cocktail ingredients, moving on this month from flowers to herbs.  Let’s start with some of the sweeter, more floral herbs you might mix into a drink, and next month I’ll move on to the savory herbs.  Autumn is a great time to plant any of these.  Just water them until it starts raining, then stand back and let them take care of themselves through the winter. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)  Also called ‘licorice mint,’ this tough little perennial is, in fact, a member of the mint family, and the...

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Scented Geranium

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 in Botany, Plant This | 0 comments

Scented Geranium

Scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.) Not a true geranium, these fragrant pelargoniums are the result of endless hybridizing, which is why it’s impossible to list a particular species.  You can get scented geraniums that smell (and taste) of roses, coconut, apple, nutmeg, strawberry, lime, and ginger. They do great in containers, they can tolerate dry soils, and they prefer full sun but will put up with a little shade. If you’re growing the plants for flavor, do give them as much sun as possible to encourage the development of essential oil. The flowers are edible so they’re safe to use...

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