Smells Good

cookie8(zone 5 ON)January 10, 2006

I saved seeds for the first time last season and opened my bag of seeds today. Wow, what a fragrance. I always store my seeds that I used to buy from the store in the same bag, ziploc sealed and never got the scent I did as when I opened my own bag of saved seeds! Here's hoping they take, I'm tempted to use them as potpourri instead.

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cookie8(zone 5 ON)

Just getting this message to move down already.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2006 at 10:09PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)


I'm curious about what it was that had such a nice fragrance...even as saved seeds...sounds like something I might 'need.'


    Bookmark   February 8, 2006 at 7:27PM
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If you like sweet smelling seeds, don't take a whiff of penstemon 'Husker Red'. Yuk!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 3:25PM
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Oh gosh yes! I just made a post about this. Some penstemons make awful scented seeds--like a three month old catbox on a rainy day. Yuchh.

Often, seeds of herb plants with sweetly scented foliage, like monarda, fennel and anise will also have the same scent.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 1:08PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

Penstemmon Husker Red smells like feet to me. yeeewwwoo.

I love the scent of Anise hyssop - very nice.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 7:45PM
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