Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day to my Love, Perennial of the Year - 2008

Geranium Rozanne! Isn't she a beauty? Rozanne is without doubt the longest-blooming perennial in my garden. She starts in May, and keeps going through October. Sometimes she even has a few precious blossoms in early November.
She has clusters of gorgeous, delicate, intricate violet-blue blooms. She's low-growing, and hardy in zones 5-8. Her oh-so-subtly variegated, deeply-cut foliage remains fresh throughout the growing season, and has lovely bronze fall color. Rozanne blooms in full sun through part shade, and she's beautiful in containers. She even loves the dry, maple-root infested, mostly shaded challenge I like to call my garden. She is one. tough. cookie. I can't think of a single reason not to grow this delicate, floriferous beauty. I'm in love.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for nice words :)
    I just saw picture of geranium rozeanne - she is really beautiful. I love geraniums - have few of them in may garden - they very dependable and easy to grow :)
    Greetings,
    Ewa

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  2. Hello Ewa,
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so excited to have my first visitor!

    I love the perennial geraniums too. I have Johnson's Blue, which mostly blooms just in late spring and early summer in my garden, Geranium sanguineum striatum, which is light pink and blooms sporadically from late spring through fall, and another one that is bright pink. I'm not sure of the name of it. It has smaller flowers than the other ones and blooms less, but it's still really pretty.

    I have to be careful of the squirrels when I plant new geraniums. They like to dig them up and carry them away!

    I have spent quite a bit of time today reading your blog and looking at your gorgeous pictures. Your gardens are very beautiful and inspiring!

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  3. Yayyyy, so happy you're a blogger now. I'll be here every day so you better keep posting ;)

    Maybe I'll learn something about gardening!

    Hinsley

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  4. Hinsley!
    So cool to see you here! I didn't expect to have visitors so soon! And I especially didn't expect to have a future best-selling author visiting my little gardening blog! I am honored!

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  5. Love the way your blog is coming together. Interesting links and articles.

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  6. Thanks Mom! I'm having fun with it.

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