Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Geraniums

I love geraniums.  They remind me of window boxes in France.
I filled some of my planters on our front porch with red geraniums and small white and blue trailing flowers.





Some good news about the Potager.  It stopped raining and I have filled two of the raised beds with the top soil.  Mr. Comforts of Home is finishing building the other two raised beds even as I type this!


What is your favorite garden flower?

Welcome Home,
Penny

27 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I love them all, but foxglove and delphinium are so beautiful and add some lovely height. On the other hand I love the wild colors of Zinnia. Hmmm, I think I could go on all day, guess I love them all!

Nancy's Notes said...

Penny, your front porch is just so beautiful! I love geraniums, adding the blue and white flowers, perfect!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for visiting today, Penny! I love geraniums, too. I always pick up a bunch for the front beds and patio planters every year. I love yours in your urn planters by the front door. My other favorite is white allyssum, which spreads and blooms all Summer. I love using it along the edges of borders.

Julie Harward said...

I have loved geraniums ever since the first time I saw them on my grandma's window sill...I love the smell of them and the strong color!
I have a red door too same color too! Good luck with all the work..take care of your backs! Come say hi :D

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Very patriotic, too! Mmmm....I love so many flowers, but I think that if I had to choose just one, it would be lace capped Hydrangeas. Second is snowball Viburnums. Both are very old fashion.

xo
becky

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Do I have to pick just one? :0) I think it depends on the season with me. In spring, I love my irises. In summer, my geraniums are my favorite. Come Fall, it is definitely my Mums.

Your planters are beautiful! I love how the geraniums look with the flowers that drape over the planters. Very nice!

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

I love geraniums, too. Oh and so nice with the little blue flowers. Your red door is the bomb! I makes me want to peek inside. So inviting!

krisTTie

Rose H (UK) said...

Your flowers are really lovely, the little blue ones are called Lobelia available both as a trailing plant and also as an upright variety, and they are one of my favourites.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your planters are so beautiful, Penny. I've always been a fan of geraniums :)

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your front porch with the flowers is so lovely! What a welcome spot to greet your guest!
How nice about your raised beds. Can't wait to see what all you plant there.
Thanks for popping in to see me. I'm having a Bathroom Snapping Party on Friday, May 7, wanna come?
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Stacey said...

You know geraniums are my favorite too! We do have to have them on the front porch. They are so colorful and inviting. Your place just couldn't be any prettier!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your red and blue flowers looks so pretty together, Penny.

I have lots of shade around my house so I have found that imaptiens do the best. They bloom all summer.

I love your raised beds! Are you going to plant vegetables, herbs or flowers or all three?

Elyse said...

hi penny!

red geraniums are wonderful. they are so vibrant. i also love zinnias. when the sun comes out i want to work on my little garden. it's been damp and chilly.

enjoy!

xo
elyse

ps
love your new header pic

Angie said...

Red Geraniums are probably my favorite too. Your urns look beautiful! Love the color combo!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Geraniums are so great, they seem to last all summer! Your planters are so pretty! I love the delicate blue flowers you've planted with the red geraniums!

Manuela

Mimi Sue said...

I love them all too but my favorite has to be Zinnia. Mimi

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Beautiful front porch. I have garden boxes similar to yours and can't wait to plant them!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Love love love your raised beds! My Mr. made me some too. They're wonderful... easy to care for. The Lobelia compliments those geraniums perfectly too. ~Vicki

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Penny, your pots look wonderful. And you are going to love your raised beds. Your husband is doing a great job! Love & blessings from NC!

lostpastremembered said...

Those raised beds look perfect. How lucky you are to have a handy fellow around!

Beverly said...

Penny, your planters look so pretty. And, I am enjoying seeing the potager progress.

Of course, my favorite flowers are roses, but hydrangeas run a very close second.

PAT said...

Your urns look gorgeous, Penny. I love those red geraniums.

My favorite summer flower would have to be a geranium. So pretty and so easy!

LW said...

The urns look so pretty....


I love sunflowers and zinnias, I love to fill my house with garden cut flowers... It is like stepping back in time...

Louise

Donna said...

I love geraniums too, Penny. Your planters look beautiful. Your raised beds will be wonderful too, what will you plant?

Hugs,
Donna

linda said...

Everything's looking so beautiful at your home, especially your front porch! So welcoming and inviting!

My goal for next year is to make some raised beds for a garden. I can't wait to watch yours develop!

Adrienne said...

Your flowers are so pretty and such a wonderful reminder of your trip. I love roses, hydrangeas. . .on and on. I love so many garden flowers and it's hard to choose a favorite.
~Adrienne~

Jennifer said...

Great impact - I realy love the look - perfect! Jennifer