Saturday, December 04, 2010

Nutmeg Geranium



Nutmeg Geranium
Pelargonium fragrans
(pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (FRAY-granz)
Synonyms: Sweet-leaved Geranium

This little Geranium was still blooming at work last week. That earned it a spot inside for the winter. Any plant that can bloom under the conditions we have had is tough and should be able to survive under glass for a few months. This is a nice species of Geranium but needs to be planted in groups for the flowers to be effective as they are quite small. The foliage has a nice fragrance and is also very detailed. I am glad we potted this baby up because it wouldn’t have made it through are impending cold snap.

Last week we spread the ashes of the “big three” at the Estate. I thought it would be a sad occasion but in the end it wasn’t bad. We released some balloons and the kids had some star confetti to throw out. More than a week later I found these three stars lying on the ground and got a nice warm feeling that the three of them again overlooking the garden. We sure do miss all three of them but are glad their spirits live on.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Dogs sure touch our lives in special ways. Very touching.