Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hiding, permanent residents and feast

Hiding out 'till Spring...

- A couple of geraniums (or possibly pelargoniums) hiding between the bookcase and a trunk, just waiting for outside activity and Spring. They were leggy, so I cut them back and suddenly realized last week they are growing again. It is wonderful when things work the way they are supposed to.

September 2009 in Milledgeville, Georgia

- One came from a plant nursery in North Carolina and the other from my mom's house. I am looking forward to the day when these permanent residents are bushy again and sporting their red blooms.

North Carolina geranium in background next to the infamous pot of weeds :)

- Inspired to photograph my humble plants by Meredith and her lovely blog The Enchanted Earth. If you have not visited, it is a feast for the eyes. Gardeners and non-gardeners (like me) are all welcome.


TALON said...

They are looking good and waiting for the fine weather just like us!

I love the mug. I love my Mom, too :)

And I see you like The Alan Parsons Project - now I know who I'll be listening to today!

Yes, Meredith's blog is so lovely. It's one of my favorite blogs to visit.

Lynn said...

Talon -

I had given that plant to mom last Mothers Day and so that day in September I took it home with me since mom and dad were moving to assisted living that week.

Oh my - you enlarged the photo! Cobweb city back there, huh? Now that my cataract has been removed I have no excuse for errant cobwebs, but I swear when I took that photo in the late afternoon yesterday, I didn't see them. :)

Yes - I have kept my albums and they are in alphabetical order. I haven't listened to Alan Parsons in a while, but now might be inspired, too.

Riot Kitty said...

I love geraniums. Some of the cherry blossoms and flowering plums are already blooming here - I just hope we don't have some freak freeze in March, as sometimes happens.

LL Cool Joe said...

If I had any of those plants in, or near my house, they'd be dead by tomorrow.

Even artificial plants die in our house. :D

I like Meredith's blog too, but my old computer doesn't allow me to comment there. :(

Maude Lynn said...

I love geraniums!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

It is the one plant that I can kind of handle OK. And I like the way they look.

I love the cherry blossoms! We have them here, too, but I haven't noticed any blooming yet.

Joe -

Meredith will like knowing you visit anyway, I'm sure. And I'm not so good with plants either.

Mama Zen -

Aren't they great? I love the red blooming ones the most.

lady macleod said...

Ah yes "the infamous weeds". I grew some of those on my roof when I was in my little house in Rabat, Morocco.

Your 'soon to be' flowers look promising.

Lynn said...

Lady M -


Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Perfect title :)

Love Is In The Air, Love Is In Nature

Snaggle Tooth said...

Your plants feel your love.
I'm not sure my little geranium will make it thru the cold in the backroom where it's exiled with a few other old summer friends.
From my moms I have jade plants, Aloe vera, n Christmas Cactus still growing in all my sunny windows.
btw- you do have a maple tree in those "weeds" (perhaps a MapleBeard Junior?)
Hope to have new blog-hop-visit time on Day Off soon-

Lynn said...

Bhavesh -

Thank you!

Snaggle -

I think they do. And Meredith gave me a great tip - I should bring them in when it is over 85 degrees, too. And that is all of the time down here in the summer. I should probably just probably move that trunk and just make a plant area there. They seem to get enough sun, although I'm not sure it would be enough to bloom.

Yes - a little maple tree. I pull it all up every year and more crazy weeds come back.

Jannie Funster said...

Healthy looking plants in that second pot, indeed. geraniums are one of several plants I just cannot keep alive, we misunderstand each other, I believe.

And I visited Meredith's blog -- lovely over there!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

A good way to put it - misunderstanding. The same relationship I have with pansies. Who could not make pansies live? Lynn, that's who. :)

Meredith has a beautiful soul, like you, my friend. I'm glad you went over to visit.


Meredith said...

Lynn, you are so sweet! I can't believe I missed this one. (Bad, uncooperative internet connection yesterday and today, probably due to high winds.) I'm blushing at your kind words and so happy to call you my friend (and amazed to be able to get to know you and make friends over our blogs. It's so wonderful!)

You are definitely good with plants. Plants can feel your heart, and the one from your mom probably knows why it is with you, an adoption made out of love. I think I got lucky spending so much time with my granddaddy that it just seemed *normal* to me that plants would thrive. That expectation is a huge part of success and may be behind most of the world's green thumbs. :)

Although once I went out on my own, I learned quickly that I couldn't just assume all would go well w/no effort on my part. However, pelargoniums (yes, they are! ;), commonly known as geraniums (because who wants to even attempt to say pelargonium?), are pretty forgiving plants, I think, except for the temperature concerns.

That one looks ready to wake up and pop outside any day -- but the weather is not cooperating, boo!

Thank you again for the shout-out. I've had such fine visitors today and yesterday, and you're right, I'm glad Joe came by!

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I am so happy you found my blog and my daily visit to The Enchanted Earth is one the highlights of my day.

Well my two permanent residents are doing well and seemingly happy to be indoors. I have noted your point that they don't like temps over 85 degrees either. We have that in common. :) I will be bringing them in and out this summer, I think.

I did see some visitors over there - I'm glad they went. Have a great weekend, Meredith!