This month, I’m taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of April, except Sundays. This year, I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Don’t forget to check back daily and leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll randomly pick a few winners who will WIN a SIGNED copy of one of the Chase “Superman Duffy” comics.
Yesterday, I wrote about the ferns in my mom’s rock garden. My grandma doesn’t have ferns (at least, none outside) but she does have geraniums. A lot of them. No really, I’m serious.
Grandma collects them from her garden each fall; she then allows them to "rest" over the winter, and encourages them to start to grow again indoors, about mid-March. Grandpa always grumbles that he trips over her planters in the sunroom. I don’t doubt it. (I don’t think you realize how many she has…) That’s the best place to grow them, though, because they need a lot of light.
As soon as it’s warm enough—like after the May long weekend—the geraniums go into the flowerbeds, the hanging baskets, and even the garden—right next to the cucumbers, if you can believe it. Purple, blue, red—a rainbow of geranium colours! And of course, there’s the variety of sizes: small ones, double petals, and on and on and on…
Amelia also loves them because well…bugs.
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