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Lightening the Mood

Occasionally, I go a bit mad and grow some flowers. It usually ends badly but these dark red Geraniums I just couldn’t resist. Maybe it’s because they’re exactly the same colour as my watering can? Or maybe it’s all the patriotism is in the air. I don’t know. I just know that my morning cup of coffee on my garden bench is a little bit nicer because of them.

9 Responses to “Lightening the Mood”

  1. Debbieon 01 Jun 2012 at 8:37 pm

    looking good! and I like the box too

  2. James Mannon 02 Jun 2012 at 11:13 am

    Very cool look. I have a couple of old crates or boxes similiar to those, just a bit bigger. I think I will use them in the same way.

    Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Himalayan Gardenson 02 Jun 2012 at 11:48 am

    Lovely writing,but colour combination in between flower and water can is awesome.My garden’s name is little bit different…Himalayan Gardens….You can fine lots of tropical flowers and plants which will make you cup of coffee more exciting…That’s for sure..

  4. Hannanon 02 Jun 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful red water can!

  5. Garethon 03 Jun 2012 at 11:29 am

    Love the red watering can, geranium and box combination its up my street.

  6. Joan Lambert Baileyon 03 Jun 2012 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful. I think flowers make a world of difference, whether just ornamental or to attract pollinators. Good for you!

  7. Malc Mollarton 04 Jun 2012 at 9:07 am

    Good idea. I like the box!

  8. Donnaon 04 Jun 2012 at 2:59 pm

    When I was growing up my mum used to have bright red geraniums all round the conservatory windowsill. They were lovely and cheerful but the air was blue one day when she sat on some of the petals in a pair of white trousers!!!

  9. Dawnon 04 Jun 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I have some of those in my yard. They’re virtually indestructible! If it looks dead, water it. It’ll probably come back. Want more? Cut off a bit of stem with a leaf & put it in a new pot.

    If you plant them in the ground, be sure to trim them back in the fall or they’ll pretty much take over.

    Avoid putting trimmings in compost, or you may find them sprouting there… even if it was just an inch piece of stem!