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Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Close Up and Personal - Day 8

First Flowers  

The Geranium on My Desk   
- its floral presentation   

Plants are supposed to flower in summertime out in the garden. If I were a dedicated gardener, I would have clipped away this geranium's fall leaves and stems and let the plant sit dormant for months in the dark, keeping its energy in reserve for spring. But if I waited for that, I wouldn't have this opportunity to be so pleased and proud of these first flowers.
As a flower fancier, I prefer to enjoy the growth of the plant now, and its triumph of growth and color over winter cold and dark. Besides, I'm sure the geranium is enjoying its own exuberance, too!


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

AHhhhh. Flowers in winter. That is all. :)

ps Looks delicate! But I think this one would not survive too much freezing weather, cut back or not, as it is a pelargonium. Perhaps insulated under snow? No way or at least I don't think I've ever heard of it so I could be wrong. But left in the basement in the dark, cool but not too cold, stored in pot or maybe uprooted and upon occasion wrapped in paper bag or tucked into a lady's stocking and hung to air -- maybe! #tellingthebraintoSTOPnow
#Thank you for sharing the little pink ray of sunshine

Mavis said...

Grandma told me it was a geranium.
And I'm happy to have it! :)

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Oh yes, geranium is the regular name for it! And this one is just gorgeous. Especially blooming indoors in January!!!

But there is also a botanical name, Geranium, for another plant altogether -- and winter hardy, at that. Go figure!


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