by petal & pins
Geraniums remind me of my father. He liked to strike them from cuttings and had quite a collection of different varieties at my childhood home.
This Garden Fairy’s dress is made with geraniums my father planted in a terracotta pot in my garden.
I too seem to have caught the ‘striking bug’ with a regular collection of jars with cuttings on my window sill. I recently discovered that like roses they can have rather romantic sounding names like ‘Attar of Roses’, L’Éléganté or Spanish Angel – but of course cuttings don’t come with labels so it will take some detective work to identify the ones in my garden.
Geraniums are cheerful flowers, and my dad was a cheerful man.
I miss him.
I wish I was a fairy so I could wear these beautiful creations.
My Dad was a fan of geraniums too – I like them, they are cheerful and lovely colours and very forgiving of missed watering or fertilising opportunities!
I’m sure you must miss your Dad very much. It is good to have things like this in your garden to remember. XXX
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