Thursday, October 16


This is a plant I took for granted growing up, thanks to a decades-old box of them that somehow lasted year after year, summering on the porch and wintering inside.

I had to start growing them myself to appreciate their bright, weird little flowers and fuzzy leaves. Geraniums are actual native to southern Africa; it's funny how they ended up in the Northern Hemisphere as such typical window-box fodder.

They come in amazing scented-leaf varieties, like chocolate, orange and rose, but mine is just an ordinary, $4 garden geranium. It doesn't take away from my appreciation for every bloom it gives, though.

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