Add pretty geraniums to your outdoor space for a pop of vibrant red color and texture all season long with little maintenance!
Happy Friday! Do you have big plans for the weekend? I’m heading out to a friend’s to do some Saskatoon picking this afternoon. That likely means some baking on Sunday. Tarts? Cheesecake? Pavlova? What would be your pick?
Yesterday, I shared a peek of my backyard planters on Instagram. This time, I departed from my usual white and green and added a pop of color with red geraniums. A bit daring for the gal who usually loves all white. Perhaps I’m turning over a new leaf ;)
After adding a red garden stool to our outdoor lounge area last spring, as well as spray painting an old bench red, I was convinced color was the way to go. On even the most drab of summer days, our yard still looked alive.
This May, I was inspired by my lovely neighbour, Fiona, who made it to the garden centre well before I ever did. She hung gorgeous bright colored baskets all around her deck. And the red ones caught my eye every time I looked out the back window. So, red it was!
To add a bit of texture to each planter, I paired the red geraniums with a euonymous shrub in yellow and green. For the white, I chose iberus, otherwise know as candytuft. It’s a perennial that I may plant in a garden bed this fall.
Geraniums are a bit nostalgic for me. I remember my mom planting them in wooden containers that sat on our porch with white-painted spindles. Oh how I wish I had some of those spindles for a DIY project, but they were given away years ago when they transformed the whole thing into a sunroom- darn!
Perhaps it’s too late in the season to think about planting containers, but I always enjoy gathering inspiring gardening ideas on Pinterest. Here are a few that will likely make their way into my yard someday.
Pretty Ideas for Geraniums
Clemmenson & Brok
Did you play it safe with your flowers this year or mix it up? Ever planted geraniums?
Enjoy your weekend,