Monday, 8 April 2019

A to Z Challenge: G is for Geranium

In case you missed it, I'm taking part in the 10th anniversary of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of the month, except Sundays. I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, or Twitter for a chance to WIN a set of the Superman Duffy books.

Missed a post? Click here start back at the letter "A."

G is for Geranium

On Saturday, I wrote about the ferns in my mom’s rock garden. Grandma doesn’t have ferns (at least, none outside) but she does have geraniums. A lot of them—and they're mostly yellow (which is kind of rare, she says.)

Grandma collects them from her garden each fall. She allows them to "rest" over the winter, and encourages them to start to grow again indoors, about mid-March—when I was there last, I started seeing some green. Grandpa always grumbles that he trips over her planters in the sunroom. I don’t doubt it. 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 a LOT of yellow!

Amelia also loves them because well…bugs.

I spent my Sunday scrolling through some other Blogging from A to Z posts. Did you stumble on any "must read" blogs?

Gotta jet! Have a great week—and see you tomorrow for the letter "H."

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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