Have you ever…
Delicately touched a geranium leaf and then smelled your fingers? If you have, you have connected with the flowers in a whole other dimension besides the visual. The aroma doesn’t last long, but it’s a lovely way to engage another one of our senses with this bloom. I know I could be more aware of my sense of smell, as it takes a little more effort and awareness to delight in.
P.S. The same can be said about herbs and their leaves. It is such a delightful and fun experience!
points of interest
Stellar Geraniums are named for their irregular, star-shaped flowers and pointy, lobed leaves. Also classified as a zonal geranium, due to form (erect, bushy, succulent stemmed) and parentage. Compact in habit, forming a mound of gold leaves with bronze center splotches. Clusters approximately 3” across rise above the foliage, composed of single, orange-red flowers. Perfect for annual containers or window boxes.
Grow in fertile, non-acid, well-drained soil in full sun, however tolerates some shade. Fertilize spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Deadhead regularly.
friday’s flower fact
‘Vancouver Centennial’ was named for the 100th anniversary of Vancouver, B.C. and won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Botanical Name | Pelargonium ‘Vancouver Centennial’
Family | Geraniaceae
Type | Evergreen perennial
Origin | Garden hybrid
Zone | 12-15
Flower Height | 10-12”
Flower Diameter | 1”
Half Moon Bay
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