Saturday, March 17, 2007

Orange Geranium



Every year I plant geraniums somewhere in my gardens. I love these plants for their colors and ease of growing. This past summer Millie (of Madsen Greenhouse) had a true orange geranium and I fell in love with its cheery face. So much so, in fact, that I dug it up and brought it inside with the other plants in the fall.

I know that geraniums do very well in pots over the winter because I've seen them in other people's windows. I always felt that they were so cheap and so plentiful during the growing season that there was no need to go to the trouble of digging them up and over-wintering them inside. But this color was so unusual that I just couldn't part with it. To my delight, not only did it thrive, but it just keeps blooming!

My Iowa Garden had a picture of her beautiful peach angel wing begonia and it inspired me to try my hand at photographing my little beauty as well. I think they turned out pretty well. I was worried that the color wouldn't come through, but it did.

Since March 20 (Tuesday) is the first day of Spring, (and since it's snowing right now...) I thought I'd brighten up my morning with some pretty pictures. Enjoy!



10 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

Fabulous colour!

Sally said...

Thank you WLG. I've never seen an orange geranium before.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a beautiful unusual color, I can see why you decided to over winter it! Lovely photo as well!

Sally said...

Thank you IGW, yes it truly is beautiful.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Lovely and beautiful colors!
I normally over winter all my geraniums in a make shift greenhouse we make enclosing our back porch, but we didn't this year. We both really missed it. And I was not really happy spending so much money. Still, they probably needed replacing.

Sally said...

I can't believe how easy it is! I would love to have a greenhouse *sigh*.

Bettina said...

those are truly beautiful, Sally.......and I see you are getting to be quite good in taking pictures. Good job,

Sally said...

Thanks Bettina!

Green thumb said...

Hi Sally, this is a beatiful geranium.I once got a geranium ,but it could not survive the harsh summer of north Indian plains.Geraniums thrive well in the hilly regions of India.

Sally said...

Hello GT - Geraniums are the workhorse in Iowa gardens. Thanks for stopping by.