Geraniums – Summer’s Happy Faces

Toile Tea with GeraniumsIn the spring, Pansies, to me, are the garden’s happy face. In the summer, the glory of Roses, Peonies, Hydrangeas reign, but the happy, genial face belongs to the Geranium.

toile teacup and geraniumOur patio in the back gets morning and afternoon shade, it is a perfect place to rest and to reflect on the beauty and gifts of life. A potted red Geranium has graced this table for a couple years – I love the deep red color of this Geranium.

statue and geraniumWe have a few window boxes I hope to put back up after we finish painting the trim, one of the coziest, welcoming plants you can have whether in a pot on the table or in a window box is a Geranium.

Geranium Garden Statue teaset


Red Geraniums

Life did not bring me silken gowns,
Nor jewels for my hair,
Nor signs of gabled foreign towns
In distant countries fair,
But I can glimpse, beyond my pane, a green and friendly hill,
And red geraniums aflame upon my window sill.

The brambled cares of everyday,
The tiny humdrum things,
May bind my feet when they would stray,
But still my heart has wings
While red geraniums are bloomed against my window glass,
And low above my green-sweet hill the gypsy wind-clouds pass.

And if my dreamings ne’er come true,
The brightest and the best,
But leave me lone my journey through,
I’ll set my heart at rest,
And thank God for home-sweet things, a green and friendly hill,
And red geraniums aflame upon my window sill.

Martha Haskell Clark

Carolyne Roehm Summer Notebook and teaSummer’s days are quickly passing by. Each moment is filled with wonder from the rising of the sun as the birds sing to the opening of the Morning Glory. The afternoons are still punctuated by rain, for which we are now 14 inches above normal. An amazing notion when we were for years in a drought. It is funny how you see things differently – I hope to always be thankful – no matter what comes in my day.

red teaset and geraniumJust as I am fond of Geraniums – especially red ones, I am also fond of beautiful tea sets – this red Chintz set is a complete delight to my heart.

Toile Tea Set Geraniums and Carolyn Roehm bookOn that list I would also add good books – gardening books and cookbooks are so much fun to read and to collect. I am quite fond of all of Carolyne Roehm’s books – especially those on flowers and gardening. I do appreciate your visit – I am so very Delighted when you stop by.

I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Teatime Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha’s Favorites and Artful Affirmation
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Friends Sharing Tea – Tea in the Garden @ Bernideens Teatime Blog
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
You’re Gonna Love It @ Kathe with an E
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet The Sound
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