Now at GRDN: Hypertufa is an anthropic rock made from various aggregates bonded together using Portland cement. Hypertufa is intended as a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock; being very porous, it is favorable for plant growth.
Many Scented Geraniums came from South Africa and became the "it" plant by collectors in England during the 19th Century. Scented Geraniums are drought tolerant with a variety of scents as they have the same ability as aromatic herbs to produce chemicals in their leaves. The fragrance of the dried leaves from a Scented Geranium will keep for a long time. For instance, if you place dried leaves in a canister of sugar, after a week you'll have scented sugar to use in teas or baked goods. Scented Geraniums are the excitement of any garden or centerpiece as the delicious leaves are simply irresistible! More importantly...pests hate them! photos by Tori Sparks