Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Geranium




9"X12" Watercolour and pen on paper

Another old one.

I have always liked geraniums, more properly called pelargoniums, in pots. For some reason I don't much like them as bedding plants. In a basic terra cotta flower pot they have a simple elegance, in beds with african marigolds and petunias they are just boring.

While we are on the subject, I wonder why it is so hard to find English marigolds (calendula) here? I can find seeds if I look hard enough but I have never seen them sold as bedding plants. They seem to grow well here and are a nice way to add some mid-season colour to the beds.

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