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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Murphy's Law

I have a long standing love affair with these plants, Geraniums.
Each year I plant them on the front porch, sometimes using red, salmon pink, but oftentimes white.
They bloom all summer long, despite the lingering heat here in the South.



Wouldn't you know, just as the pots are planted, and positioned on the porch, we've been handed a frost warning tonight.

Off to cover everything with the white sheets........when will I learn to plant later.

16 comments:

Ginny said...

I just picked up Pink Ivy Geraniums, reminded me of my father-in-law. He brought them to me when I had a hospital stay. And to answer your questions, we all planted too early, we just can't wait!! LOL

Country Gal said...

I just read another blog about Gernaiums lol I love them they come in so many colors. Wonderful post and photo, Have a great day !

Denise said...

Just as we thought Jack Frost had gone on vacation!

Clipped Wings said...

It's sooooo hard to plant later.

Patsy said...

What is wrong with that weather man? It is not suppose to frost after Good Friday.LOL

Deb said...

I know..it's hard to wait. I am just so anxious to decorate the deck with flowers but I know we could have frost for 3 more weeks so here I wait. I do have a few pots out front with pansies and that's that. Thanks for stopping by. The Fish & Chips are great here. I'll bet you have a good spot close by, too. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Julie said...

Gorgeous pics you have here! I had to come over & visit your blog when I saw your blog title at the Happy Homemaker UK. I'm also in TN, but while I'm American, I LOVE England as well :)

Cozy in Texas said...

Sounds like Texas. I had the heater on the other day and now it's in the 70s. You never know from one day to the next what to expect. Hope your plants survive.
Ann

donna baker said...

Jo, I've already emptied out my greenhouse and we had a frost warning the other night. I just had to hope that it wouldn't get down low for more than an hour or so. Our last freeze is April 15 so the weather is messed up, that and 11" of rain in a week. We had very little this winter. My orangy-red geraniums seem to produce more blooms than any of the others. It probably my favorite potted plants in summer. The window boxes in Paris this March still had living red geraniums in them so I guess they didn't have much of a winter either.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello.... What a beautiful blog you have created. Love your pictures and your poems too, they clearly show your love of Great Britain.

Your header pictures is just gorgeous, the moss clad stone walls, the very English cottage with roses on the wall and that beautiful gate.... there is something fascinating about gates I think... what secrets that hold behind them. I’m in the process of taking pictures of gates and plan to do a posting about them in due course.

I live in Wales, South Snowdonia... having moved here from the glorious Cotswolds, which will always be ‘home’ to me.

I will return to read more of your blog and look forward to your new postings. So pleased to have found such a treasure. Regards Marion - Wales UK.

Star said...

I love them too. Last week I planted mine out in the garden, a little earlier than planned. Then, like you, we had a frost warning this week. Fingers crossed. My garden is quite well sheltered so I am hoping the plants will be ok. Love the white ones. Don't they set off the others well?

Margaret said...

We're just now getting a few leaves on the trees. Thanks for reminding me about geraniums. Must go get some red ones!

Barbara Anne said...

Geraniums always have eluded my gardening skills but perhaps I'll give them another try.

We're back to chilly nights here, too, but I love the cooler weather. Last June was intensely hot here and I hope that won't happen again this year - or ever!

It's always a pleasure to visit you.

Hugs!

Doc said...

They are one of my very favorite plants. I have some that were my grandfathers, given to me by my grandmother after his death. I dutifully take cuttings every year so that they will live to see another year in his honor. Twenty three years and still growing strong.

Sandra said...

not more frost, will it ever end? here is hoping for sunshine soon and no more cold or ice.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Jo!! I was never a fan of geraniums until a few years ago--Now I will hardly be without them--I don't know that I've seen the white ones--How lovely!! I hope that Jack Frost didn't get them!

PS: THANK YOU for the kind thoughts you left on my blog!!!