Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Come inside dear geraniums!
The temperature is dropping each day and the sun has been replaced with silver grey, heavy clouds and rain. And it doesn't feel like November, it feels more like October... Mother nature is behaving really weird... But it is just a question of time before frost hits.
Now is the time for all my dear Miss Geranium plants to come inside. This is my favorite plant as I am known to be a plant killer but Miss Geranium always stay put with my ignorance and forgetful mind. Somehow she always survives my poor care and little nurturing.
Some say I am Swissified - meaning I have become Swiss having so many geraniums at my front door. Maybe I am Swissified but I also know that this particular plant brings comfort to my Swedish roots aswell. It brings my mind to window sills in Swedish summer houses, sounds of trapped flies on a glassed veranda, the smell from warm Swedish summers and the sight of my mother pinching bloomed out flowers and browned leaves from each plant in an almost meditative routine. Now I do the same. 15 minutes of cleaning up geraniums and feel as good as new.
Why risk a cold death for these beauties? I make that mistake every year. Leave them out to long... Maybe 1 of 15 plants survives... But this year I am going to be more careful. I am growing up (maybe it is time to grow up at age 45???) and it is time to learn about more and care better for my beloved plants. Maybe I will actually succeed in carrying my geraniums over winter this time. At least right now I am on time.
PS 1: Thank you all for your encouragement on my job interview. You are so sweet.
PS 2: I owned my space. The interview went very well. Now it is only to wait and see if I will be called in to a second interview or not. I should know by the end of the week.