I Got New Bloomers

“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

11 thoughts on “I Got New Bloomers”

  1. The geraniums look great. This time of year it gets harder to find plants in perfect shape. Cutting them back does work(-: I am glad you had a great visit with your family. Two is a really active age(-: They do grow up way to fast!

  2. Those are handsome bloomers! Geraniums are a great favourite of mine-reliable, uncomplaining, good natured.And yours are gorgeous too.

  3. hello there…
    bright bloom! pretty one! and yes, i know, the colours of flowers can be so elusive. guess they shy away from the camera ;-)
    great blog, i’ll stop by again.

  4. Thanks! And yes, my grandson is a sweet soul, full of fun and curious about everything. He’s got nearly-healed cut under his chin that he got at daycare when he tripped while running and landed on the corner of a cement patio block. They were able to close it with surgical glue, avoiding the trauma of stitches, and it’s healing nicely. It sure didn’t slow him down. :) It’s always a letdown when they leave, but we hope to see them again next month.

  5. Lovely Nancy, I like this pink! The new photos of your grandson are adorable. There’s a lot going on at your blog today! I like your post quote and the thought of the day is stellar!


  6. Hi, Nancy,
    Grandchildren keep life exciting. That’s for sure. Those updated photos are darling.
    Life is good.

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