Having made compost of my straggly and recalcitrant petunias in a balcony railing flower box, my hubby came home with three pathetic geraniums–all different colors and in poor condition, but still at original price, of course. But hey, ya gotta love him for trying. :) I cut back all the spindly looking buds and curled, brown leaves; gave it a healthy dose of Miracle Grow; and planted them in place of the petunias, and lo and behold, didn’t they take off just fine. This bloom is actually a slightly softer pink than the camera shows; there is also a striped, salmon ivy geranium and one of an as yet undetermined color. I guess all they needed was to stretch their roots.
Everything is in bloom right now it seems–even the trees and grass seem a more vibrant green this year. Perhaps all the humidity we’ve had has ONE good side effect.
We had a glorious weekend with my daughter and her family. My grandson (2 next month) is growing and changing so quickly! You forget just how much difference a month or two makes at this age. He’s a “going concern” and cute as a button. I’ll be putting an updated photo in the sidebar some time today.