Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Red geraniums

Do you have your red geraniums yet? They're very French, n'est-ce pas?

If you don't have your pot of red geraniums, there's still time left. And while you're at it, how about some lavender and a pot of herbs? These are very inexpensive, very French touches that you will enjoy all summer.

So what are you waiting for mes amis?!


  1. Maybe you know this, what does Lavender need? Full sun, lots or not much of water? I'd like to get a lavender plant but i'm not sure how to take care of it.

    I got your email. I'm so glad you are enjoying the bag! You are welcome!

  2. Stephanie, it likes a lot of sun; if you plant lavender in the ground, it can survive for a long time on ground water during a dry spell. If planted in a pot, you will need to water it more frequently.

  3. Thank you, Andi. I took your advice on moving the text down, though I'm not sure you meant quite this far down. The problem I encounter with the text on the image is contrast.

    I'm really liking the font, and am going to live with the placement and color for now, though continue to play around with the design.

  4. I am trying to fix up my postage stamp backyard. I would like to add some lavender and start and herb garden too but I am not sure if they will thrive back there. I would love to have a little touch of France in the backyard.

    Totally off topic, but when I was a little girl we used to eat at a small local pizza place called The Red Geranium. When I saw the title of your post I had a sudden urge to order a pizza.

  5. celiajuno, how big is your your backyard and what kind of sun do you have? Maybe I can help you figure out how to do it.

  6. I saw red geraniums for $2.50 apiece at the grocery store earlier this week and rued that I couldn't buy any. We are going out of town for a week, and I didn't want to add to the "to do" list of our young catsitter/plant waterer/mail getter. I hope they'll still be available next weekend.

    I used to grow them in a west-facing window. Indoors. They thrived. I would even get glorious blooms out of them in the dead of winter. Then we bought out little rowhouse, and I only have northern and southern exposures. Either too hot or too cold. Both unsuitable for indoor plants, and frankly not all that great for outdoor ones either. (But that doesn't keep me from trying ....)