A Profusion of Peppers and Pelargoniums

“Not what we have, but what we
enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
– John Petit-Senn

The three Jalapeno plants are absolutely hanging in peppers.

This pot of geraniums has three plants in it: a salmon, a bright red, and a magenta. I desaturated the photo a little to try to show the different colors. It has completely taken over one corner of the balcony, and I don’t have the heart to cut it back. After a healthy dose of fertilizer, it appears to be going through a period of re-blooming as it is covered with new buds. One last splash of color before Summer’s end?

Author: nancybond

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

12 thoughts on “A Profusion of Peppers and Pelargoniums”

  1. Holy peppers, Batman! Those are so beautiful and healthy, Nancy. Not only that, but they’re positioned just perfectly for your photographic eye.

    The geraniums are lovely. Mine need a bit of plant food. They’re just the red ones – I love the three colors together. Let them take over as their season is nearly finished – enjoy them while you can. When does first frost normally hit there?

  2. Those must be the Jalapenos you were bragging on. They are definitely worthy.

    I started to perspire at the mere thought of eating those. I love eating hot stuff, but there’s no hiding it when I do.

  3. Those Jalapenos look great Nancy. I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t have the heart to cut back a plant that is pumping out such fantastic blooms. Everything looks really healthy. :)

  4. I only have the red geranium that keeps coming back in the pot every year. But next year I want white and the salmon you spoke about. I don’t know if I’ve seen magenta. Those peppers are magnificent. So richly green.

  5. Debi – our first frost *can* occur in September, but generally, anytime in October we may get frost. It really depends on the weather patterns – we’ve had Octobers with consistent 70° days, and ones that feel like winter. So it’s a bit of a crap shoot. Everything has usually slowed down by October 1.

    Megan – we’re in zone 5b here in NS and usually don’t have any trouble growing most veggies. Beans and peas are often times slow to start because our soil takes a bit longer to warm up, but once we’re there, just about everything does well. Try them!

    Dave – I think it was just luck that they lined up so nicely, just for me! ;) *I* personally am not a huge fan of things that are hot; Jalapenos aren’t too bad and I can take them in small doses. It’s the hubby that bought the plants and he loves things spicy…the hotter, the better. I have no idea what we’ll do with so many. I may try to put some in some garlic oil and store them. I like them on nachos if they’re well cooked. I suspect, having as many as there are on those three plants, that hubby’s friends will fall heir to many of them. :)

    Thanks everyone for your visits and comments — my most recent posts aren’t being picked up by Blotanical AGAIN, so I appreciate that you still come to call! Hopefully, that’ll be remedied soon.

  6. Nancy,

    You have your own PPP chorus line going here. We know they have kick in them! Before I pun more…that is a great quote!


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