Geraniums are the garden work-horse. In our zone, they flower three seasons of the year and remain hardy down to at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit. They enjoy full sun and a good soak during the summer months, but the rest of the year they just hang out in the pot, content. Our pretty-in-pink geranium asks for very little, yet produces these beautiful blooms. I don’t see geraniums in local gardens like I used to, so perhaps they’ve fallen out of favor. When I envision geraniums, I imagine them tucked up along white picket fences or grazing the corners of a bucolic cottage porch. Time and again, geraniums appear in greeting cards and calendars, imparting a sense of nostalgia and harmony. I saw several varieties when I traveled through Europe in 1989, dreaming of recreating that essence when I returned home.
Do you have geraniums in your garden?