Sunday, 25 June 2017

In a Vase on a Monday - Gorgeous Geraniums


As I was cutting back some of my Geraniums in the garden at home this evening, I put some of the last stragglers in an enamel mug on the garden table. Like many genus of plants there is plenty variation in geraniums, be it height of the plants, leaf shape, flower size and colour or growing conditions. These lovely pastel coloured plants are tough and cope with a variety of conditions, so are ideal for my high exposed garden here at home and at the nursery. 

Geranium pratense 'Mrs kendal Clark'

In this old enamel mug are Geranium pratense 'Mrs kendal Clark',
Geranium  x oxianum 'Wargrave Pink', Geranium dalmaticum, Geranium 'Johnsons Blue',
Geranium 'Patricia', Geranium phaeum 'Mourning Widow',
Geranium phaeum var phaeum 'Samabor', Geranium pratense 'Mrs kendal Clark',
Geranium sanguineum var striatum and Geranium x monacense 'Claudine Dupont'

The flowers of June, I think, you know summer is under way
when the garden is full of Geraniums

As well as looking pretty in the garden, Geraniums are loved by bees, so it is worth planting as many as possible to attract these important wee creatures





Bees love Geraniums






Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a vase on a Monday. You can visit here blog for more inspiration and vases.





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14 comments:

  1. Lovely colours! Geraniums are so sweet. Is that very dark phaeum the 'Mourning Widow'?

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    1. Hi, thank you, they are such a useful plant in the garden and look pretty too, the dark one back right is the mourning Widow :)

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  2. Oh I love this mug of geraniums, QBG - I love geraniums anyway but a whole vaseful is a rare sight and doesn't it work well? Lovely lovely :)

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    1. thank you, making the most of them before they go, hopefully there might be a wee reprisal before the autumn from some of them :)

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  3. A gorgeous mug of flowers. I, too, love geraniums as they're such good-value plants! I have several varieties in my garden but I don't know the names. These are all lovely.

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    1. Thank you :) they are so pretty and delicate yet robust and hardy :)

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  4. As many shades of blue geraniums i have ever seen. very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, there are hundreds of varieties, these are some of my favourites :)

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  5. They are the most understated flowers but so lovely. It's good to see them take centre stage here. If the bees love them, so should we.

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  6. Geraniums are so versatile in the garden, taking all sorts of conditions. I must have at least 6 kinds. Do you have a favorite?

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    1. Hi Eliza, thanks for your comment, I love the wee ground cover Geranium striatum with it's delicate looking leaves and huge pink flowers, how about your favourite?

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