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Sunday, May 6, 2012
MY GERANIUM DILEMMA.
As you know from earlier posts I like red Geraniums.
Now, I do plant them in the garden and this year I am doing some pots but I like to have the hung against my house because it is a nice light coffee colour and the red looks so good against it.
The problem is there is no sun on the porches so the Geraniums won't flower. A couple of years ago, against all I believe, I bought some silk geraniums arrangements for my porches.
I really do not silk flowers but when I saw them at HomeSense they looked so real I had to touch them. They are quite nice, arranged in white wicker baskets with ivy.
I put them out when I put out everything else so I don't know if passerbys think I am just really good with geraniums or that they are artificial.
Every time I hang them I feel a little guilty. I have driven past homes that actually put artificial flowers in their garden! Eeek! They do not even look real. If I could make them flower on the porches I would use real ones.
Mind you it is kind of nice having colour so early and they still look good.
What do you think? Here are some geraniums. Four are real and four are silk. I would like your opinion. Am I cheating as a gardener to put these imposters out or is it okay as long as you can't tell.
I am proud of my Canadian, Norwegian and British heritage, it greatly influences my art and the way I decorate my 235 year old farmhouse. I am a vegan earth mother living in Canada. My passion is my family, my furry darlings and my art. I do all that I can for the welfare of all creatures great and small. I live a life that I fill with magic, blessings and bliss for myself and my loved ones.