It's the Plants, Darling

Geranium as shrub


This is not a flowering windowbox pelargonium and certainly not the (real)
perennial one, which I use as a good-looking groundcover in partially-shaded

This is the scented pelargonium “Attar of Roses” that I
stuck in the back of a sunny border, thinking it might cover the knees of some
lanky oriental lilium.

 It is now almost as tall as the lilies were and has a spread
of about four feet, serving as a backdrop and support to this floppy heliopsis. And of course it smells nice.  Wow! Who knew? (I seem to
be saying “who knew” about something in the garden every year.)

Posted by on September 8, 2009 at 9:03 am, in the category It's the Plants, Darling.
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5 responses to “Geranium as shrub”

  1. Saying “who knew?” is a good thing, as it shows your continual wonder and awe, as well as your burgeoning experience with plants. I also didn’t know that a Pelargonium could get that big in a single season. It’s beautiful.

  2. Cindy, MCOK says:

    You made me chuckle with that last sentence, Elizabeth. And I like MMD’s take on “who knew”!

  3. I remember taking a bus across Crete in the 70s and thinking: I wonder what yonder bushes with the bright red flowers are. And then it hit me: Ye gods, they’re geraniums!

    ‘Attar of Roses’ is a nice one to have getting bushy in your garden. I also love the scent of ‘Rober’s Lemon Rose.’

  4. Layanee says:

    It is a glorious picture. Gardening can be an eye opening experience every season as you have so eloquently penned.

  5. I think we’re all in the “who knew” category here! This means I have a reason to treat myself to those lovely scented geraniums. Thanks.