Gardening,  Lifestyle,  Nature,  Sonoma County, California

Color in the Garden

windowsill geraniums

Peek out the window into my color-filled courtyard garden. You will see color everywhere.

Is there ever anything better?

Two Talavera pottery pots, one a “window box” and the other a delicious pottery pig!
Look at the color in that pottery. They are beautifully done.

garden piggy

Flower carpet ground covers below… sadly it’s too hot for them.

flower garden groundcover
Walking on a flower carpet
Victor Hugo

garden flowers

 A moss-lined hanging pot filled with orange nemesia, aster, sky blue lobelia and a pink geranium.

There’s many inspiring ideas online if you’d like to try making one yourself! With a little guidance at the nursery garden center, I was able to make myself a few that lived on into the fall! The one above isn’t the best example of the actual hanging basket but the flowers are wonderfully colorful. 🙂

When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!  

~Mehmet Murat Ildan

garden flowerpots
Geranium Riot with Security White Rabbit

My garden has a lot of potted geraniums! Geraniums love the abundant sunshine of Sonoma County, CA! And because they’re so easy to start with small cuttings, I now have many, too many plants! The geranium link above explains everything about them INCLUDING how to grow them from cuttings!

It’s not at all difficult but I learned from my grandmother who loved them, Sweet Peas and Trixie, her border collie!

But please!

No more 118 degree temperatures here in Petaluma!

garden pink geranium
sweet pink geranium

garden geraniums

 Raining geranium flower petals…

geranium in Talavera pot

red geraniums + pennies

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall


    • ĽAdelaide

      Hi! Thanks for enjoying them, Silvia. Sorry it took awhile. I approved your comment hours ago but i see it didn’t “take”! Because your IP addy changes, it makes it go to approval now. I’ve had some spam get thru so had to fix settings to mod anyone new. Sigh…. At least you’re here! 😉

    • ĽAdelaide

      I’m happy to offer you all my color to help you get back your happiness. I, too, seem to feel this way and it explains my passion to color, I suppose! You think?
      Be well! xxx

  • Anonymous

    Your courtyard garden pictures have taken my breath away this evening.
    The quotes you’ve chosen even more so.

    Much love to you, my dear friend.

  • susancrow

    I left a comment just now, but would you believe it disappeared?

    What I said is that these pictures have taken my breath away with their beauty.
    The quotes you chose, equally so.

    Much love, sweet friend.

    • ĽAdelaide

      I think maybe that’s you up above? As someone? I’ll check it out. I’ve had to set up moderation on any new commenter due to some sneaky spams getting thru. So if your IP changes, then I should have to ok it but didn’t see it there. I don’t know! Maybe a glitch.

      Most precious to me is that you enjoyed your visit today! I’m so happy you did. Care for a cuppa? If wishes were fishes…. 😘

  • Clanmother

    I just wanted to mention once again that I love your theme. There is a wonderful connection between your words, photos, quotes which is augmented by this marvelous theme. Always wonderful to stop by….

    • ĽAdelaide

      I’m enjoying it too. It works!! 😉 I cannot figure out the code much but the basics I can. Best $69 I’ve spent here! Thank you for your kind comments, Rebecca. I so appreciate you. xxx

    • ĽAdelaide

      Sweet Violet, I apologize! Oh my, I missed your lovely little comment on this garden post of mine. I’m happy you wandered around and enjoyed the view. Much love ❤

  • Mel

    What is it about Californians and geraniums? The sister has HUGE pots of them, one whole wall that’s a gorgeous shade of pink….and roses….They’re HUGE too. I wanna wander the courtyard…it even sounds inviting. “Patio” sounds like a place for grilling. LOL. Ah well, wherever the critters can roam happily and we can be content, eh?
    Amazing array of colours popping in that courtyard of yours. And since I like snakes ..LOL..I’d love a cuppa coffee out there.
    The puppy is invited, too! 🙂

    • ĽAdelaide

      Heehee… I haven’t the vaguest idea excepting they’re as easy as pie to grow, at least in my courtyard where they have that microclimate to grow in. She’s more temperate where she is. Up here, just on the other side of the house, the back forty as I call it, is a different story. They still grow but not nearly so lush. And bouganvilla, no idea how to spell it, won’t grow here at all, it’s not warm enough some winters. Roses are easy to grow here as long as we treat the mildew/fungus stuff. Bugs are a forever thing so why bother. A good squirt of the hose every morning or so does the trick. But NOTHING in the ground without a cage because of the critters. OY, the deer still find their way in… ah well, there’s certainly worse things!

      So I’ll put the coffee on? xox

    • Linda

      Ah yes good question! Depends on the heat and when the fog rolls in to cool things down. And we water with drip irrigation which is the only way it’d get done! As for going away? We are farmers so most of the year we are here on the ranch!(really!!) my husband runs it and needs to be here for the constant inconvenient breaks in waterlines pumps filters… you get the idea!

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