Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Flowers

The adopted geraniums from our trip to the nursery are doing nicely. 

For awhile, I was prejudiced towards these bold beauties. I thought they were fuddy-duddy. Particularly the red ones. Funny, now I like them so very much.

My Nana used to have them planted in her driveway planters at the old farm house. As a child, I always thought they were quite attractive, but I could never decide if that earthy, pop of a scent was good or not. (I've now decided, by the way. It's good.)

These pots had been languishing on the side of the house for a couple of years. This is a case of neglect that turned out awfully well! I love the weathered look.

And I am very pleased with the cheery spot of color the whole ensemble provides out on my patio. Geraniums, I think I love you!

7 comments:

  1. I love them... they're boldly happy and natural. Love the weathered pots too!

    I've got thoughts about your red... I'll email you tomorrow, must get to bed straight-away. Good night.

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  2. Those are so beautiful! I love the pot too.

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  3. Interesting how your thoughts have paralleled mine. Do I actually like the smell? I'm still not sure I do. Yes, they remind me of older days and older people. Yes, I seem to keep falling in love with that bright red fount of petals.

    Almost bought some yesterday - I still might have to go back and get some.

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  4. I love your happy flowers. I especially love the scents of rose and lemon geraniums.

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  5. Geraniums make me think of European doorsteps...for some reason. So, to me they are both homey and exotic.
    I'm so happy to find your blog (through your comment on mine)!

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  6. love how the pots turned out, and I am eager to see the flowers w/ the seat cushions!

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  7. They are so pretty! Great pics!

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