One clear pane of glass separates “the world’s longest recorded 🙂 icicle (6’2″ – wow!)” and a happy little geranium that looks outside and is very happy to be INside!
I think of you often because your weather is the topic of any news program I click on. What a winter! I’m just glad you are surviving with a nice list of projects to attend to!
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Love that little geranium as all I can see outside is snow and ice. 🙂 She’s like the little engine that could.
Bright spot!! Aren’t you glad you brought it in for the winter? That 6’2″ icicle is something! Had a few of those icicles on the roof yesterday; as we had an overnight ice storm. Thankfully today the sun is finally out! We are reving up for the “deep freeze” that is coming later this week! Keeping the new heater in the garage cranked up so the sewing room UPSTAIRS won’t be fridgid.
I am very glad I brought a few geraniums in because they do provide a glimpse of spring and this winter that is a welcome sight. Keep that heat flowing so you can keep creating those beautiful quilts. 🙂
It looks like the geranium is laughing at the ice and snow… Great shots Judy!
I didn’t think of that. 🙂 Thank you for the chuckle.
Spring really WILL eventually arrive and that little geranium will find it’s happy place back outside. Stay warm and safe.
Love this! ( just wish the contrast was between the indoor bloom and a few INCHES of snow not miles of it!
This geranium makes me so happy! So bright and healthy!
Wonderful pictures — I love the icicles and remember the fun of breaking one off to suck on when I was little.
I have never brought a geranium inside for the winter, but I think I must next year. Those blooms brighten the winter scene. Do you pinch it back from time to time?
When I brought them in, they were just little slips I’d taken off the ones I was tossing for the year. I put them in water to root and then into rooting powder and soil. And, I do pinch them back. It doesn’t save you a lot of money, and I have to maneuver them around for the right amount of light BUT this is the second one that has bloomed and it is truly a gift as we go through this world of white. 🙂
Got to love winter blooming plants. The sanity they provide is priceless. I’m not going to comment on the snow. .. I’m in denile!
We have never grown geraniums indoors here. Your picture makes me think we should give it a try in our south facing porch. Any particular trick to the geraniums? All we have in terms of indoor blooms are the Amaryllis (now long gone) and occasionally we buy some cut flowers (Alstroemeria lasts a surprisingly long time).
I keep it simple and cut off some small to medium size pieces of ones that I especially like the color of and put them in a jar in the window. I usually lose one or two, but that is okay.It usually takes a couple of months for some nice roots to start, then I dip them in rooting hormone and pop them in a small pot. I have to say they provide me more joy in the winter than they ever did in the summer. When I put them outside they don’t get huge but they work just fine in a container. I have a MG friend who has the room and brings in the whole plant for the winter. I don’t have that kind of room so the slips work for me and I put all the little pots in a wicker planter box and can pick it up and move it where I want.
Rome is a great place to visit, but the traffic is downright scary!
Oops, clicked the wrong comment button for Rome! – oh well 😉 I’ll also comment about how I like the juxtaposition of your inside and outside shots. Your icicles are impressive – hope you don’t have ice dams like we do. Like you, my geraniums help me get through winter, such a giving plant!
We do have those dreaded ice dams. Glad you have some color in your house too. 🙂
Now traffic in Rome could be a post all by itself. I still remember all the motor bikes, Fiats, and those tiny little trucks they use and all of them going as fast as possible. LOL
‘A-pes’ – (little bee in Italian) are those cute little single seat trucks. I love them and wish I had one for my garden!
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