"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, April 16, 2010

Grandma Called Them Geraniums!

Whether you call these hard working plants Pelargoniums or Geraniums, be sure to call them Beautiful!

Last year I joined the local Geranium Society.  For a few dollars a year I receive a wonderful newsletter and advance notice of all the sales and garden tours.  I have yet to make it to one of the meetings as the drive would take some time, but I did make it to one of the sales last year and this is my reward.  I planted most of these in the ground, a few in pots; I love to look out back from my kitchen window and see all their happy faces smiling back at me.

"You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers... a certain free margin, and even vagueness...perhaps ignorance, credulity helps your enjoyment of these things."
-Walt Whitman

The Bee heavy with pollen


  1. You have such a lovely assortment of pellies ... and they all seem to be thriving. What's your secret?

  2. I just love the quote at the beginning of your blog, it is just wonderful!

  3. Thank you Kathryn, I love it too.

  4. Thank you Bernie, I use fish emulsion each week. Manure for the ones in the ground. I also use my own compost throughout the summer. They are hard working little guys.

  5. Thanks for your reply Carla ... I had a few pellies last year (first time for me) and lost nearly all of them during our 'wet' season. Even though I managed to move most out of the rain, the moisture and humidity seemed to do them in!

    Thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving your very kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to my blog from downunder.

  6. I almost cried looking at these photos. The brightness and joy of being is built into their fabric!

    I love the quote by Walt Whitman!

    It is always a pleasure visiting your blog Carla.


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