Garden Diary - June 2018

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Upcoming at Wave Hill: Scented Geranium Day
on Sunday, 8 July 2018

Another horticultural, culinary event at Wave Hill on Sunday, 8 July. This time the focus is on scented geraniums with a garden walk and a cooking demonstration,both free with admission to the grounds. There will also be a hands-on workshop making wonderfully scented soap (fee required for workshop.) Plants will be available for purchase at The Shop at Wave Hill, to bring home for your own garden or windowsill.

Pelargonium glutinosum, pheasant's foot geranium

At 1:30 p.m. join Wave Hill gardener Gelene Scarborough on an aromatic walk through the Herb Garden to enjoy the astounding varieties and fragrances of scented geraniums. Learn about their origins and pick up some useful tips for growing these easy-care plants both indoors and out. Free with admission to the grounds.

Pelargonium crispum 'Cy's Sunburst', lemon geranium

At 3:00 p.m. watch as a chef from Great Performances whips up some delicious summer recipes featuring scented geraniums. Many varieties can be used in the kitchen, where their leaves lend evocative aromas to a variety of dishes. Free with admission to the grounds.

A crushed leaf rubbed on skin helps to naturally repel mosquitoes.
The scented geranium plant itself is not a mosquito deterrent.

From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. explore scented-geranium essences. Learn about the wrinkle-reducing, muscle-relaxing and skin-soothing benefits of geranium oil while making your own cold-processed soap. Melissa Rivera of Essence and Aroma leads this hands-on workshop; participants go home with several bars of all-natural vegan soap. $55 fee. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration required, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Space is limited.

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Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899

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