Tuesday Blooms on The Balcony

There are very few blooms left on my balcony right now, but the ones that are blooming (in spite of being slightly wind-blown and rain-sodden) are doing really well.  I can’t seem to go wrong with the geraniums — they are still putting out colorful blossoms and, as you might be able to see from the photo below, are covered in more buds.

What’s blooming in your garden this Tuesday?  Have a peek at other Tuesday Blooms here.

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Author: nancybond

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

18 thoughts on “Tuesday Blooms on The Balcony”

  1. I love geraniums, they remind me of my grandmother! Thanks for sharing today!! (you plants look super full and healthy)

    Some people do refer to them as “granny plants” :) And that’s okay…I’m a granny. I like the hardiness of geraniums and their colorful, never-ending blooms. This pot, however, had three plants in it and it has taken over the balcony…next year, single pots!

  2. I love geraniums, and in my case, my maternal grandmother always had a lot of them. I remember the three red geraniiums, similar to yours, that she kept on her windowsill. Their scent reminds me of her.
    Aiyana

    What a lovely memory. :)

  3. These are really beautiful geraniums!

    Thanks! They’ve certainly proven themselves over the summer — in fact, I think they look better now than they did all summer.

  4. I was thinking about you & the other Nova Scotia bloggers over the weekend when the guy on the Weather Channel was talking about the storms heading into the Bay of Fundy. It’s a good thing Geraniums like water!

    Lots of rain, that’s for sure, and some high winds for a while, but nothing we aren’t used to here on the coast, thank goodness.

  5. Love your geraniums. My dear friend in St. Louis always had them in her garden, They remind me of her. Thanks. Have a great week

    Same to you, Granny — I don’t think I could ever have a garden without geraniums. :)

  6. Your balcony must be a great place to grow! The color of the second one is stunning. Happy Bloomin’ Tuesday! Jean

    Well, it gets lots of light — if it has a negative, it is that it is sometimes very hot there. But this summer, that wasn’t really a factor.

  7. Your geraniums are beautiful, Nancy. What impresses me is that you continue to have such lush foliage. Mine are blooming but the foliage looks rather sparce. Perhaps some plant food is in order. However, soon will come time to replace them with mums so perhaps I’ll save the plant food. I digress…lovely post, dear!

    Thanks, Debi — these got a regular dose of Miracle Grow. I swear by it. I used it every two weeks or so over the summer months, and now, every week or every time they need water. It seems to do the trick.

  8. They look better than mine, Nancy. They are a bit more protected, though.

    They’re on the sunny side of our building, but the balcony is fairly open. Seems to be a good combination.

  9. After seeing some of the blooms today, I headed out to my favorite nursery. Suffering from lack of blooms around here myself. I have to say, though, that I have one odd geranium that keeps coming back despite occasional bad winter weather. Doesn’t look like the leaves of the ones I usually buy, so I can’t figure out where I got it.
    Brenda

    Perhaps it’s an ivy geranium, Brenda? Their leaves are distinctly different than the norm. Thanks for your visit.

  10. I just love Geraniums, they give you so much colour and they make me happy. Yours looks so pretty, nice photos.

    Thank you, Tyra — yes, I agree, geraniums are happy flowers and they make me feel good, too. :) I can’t imagine my garden without them.

  11. Hi Nancy, I love your geraniums. They are colorful and like you say, you can’t go wrong with them!
    Happy Blooming Tuesday
    Love, Ann

    Thanks, Ann! And thanks for your visit.

  12. Yes, you really do geraniums proud. And you know, they aren’t always that easy to keep around. What is your secret. Mine get leggy. How do I prevent that—prune a lot I guess?

    I fertilize with every watering and no, I don’t prune them back at all, but I do deadhead regularly. That’s about it. :) I think it’s the fertilizer that keeps them full and green.

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