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To cheer up the winter blues for a minute!

Posted by moodyblue 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 26, 06 at 2:46

I spend almost as much time on my geraniums as I do my roses - some of my older 20 yr old ones were composted this fall because of their size - Maybe that's what gave me the blues.LOL
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RE: To cheer up the winter blues for a minute!

I can see why you love them, they're so pretty. I love your arbor too. Geraniums can fry here in the heat. Your garden is lovely.

Carla


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WOW--Pauline-
WHAT A TREAT----- to see these pictures first thing this morning !!!!!!!!!

Your home and gardens should be in House Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens.

Your flowers are amazing.

I would love to take a leisurely stroll through all that beauty.

Thanks for sharing,

Florence!


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WOW, Pauline, absolutely amazing. Thank you for this treat!


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One word, WOW!


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Pauline, this so reminds me of my visit to Victoria, BC 10 years ago. Flowers everywhere and the cool thing is everything we grow here only bigger. :)


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Very pleasing to they eye.

Thanks!


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All it needs is a little color...

Of course, just kidding! Beautiful. Fantastic. WOW! WOW! And WOW!

Major house envy here.


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Well, I just woke up, grabbed my coffee, turned the computer on and saw your nice comments. I am very touched, brought tears to my eyes. :)
Our home was a bed and breakfast for years - we retired it two years' ago - and I have to admit, I am missing all the "Oohs and Aah"s - teehee! I am having a real lull, have so much to do and do not know where to start, so not really doing anything - you are an encouraging bunch, and somebody once said that you should look at it this way, Think that you are not preparing everything for the Winter, but you are getting ready for the new season, the "Spring" - so when you are planting bulbs and cleaning up the mess, lifting begonias, geraniums, etc. when everything seems so daunting, think ahead at the wonderful Spring you are going to have in the garden!


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Pauline, your garden is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. They brought color and light to an otherwise cold and dreary day.
Love,
Kathy


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 26, 06 at 12:36

Moody, that's so funny, I looked at your pictures and thought 'that could be a very special bed and breakfast'.

I'm totally jealous, having the want-a-new-house-blues this year; yours is so beautiful.

Are you just north of me then? My geraniums winter over in 24" terra cotta on a semi-protected porch for average of about 5 years, then I lose them to that odd harsh freeze that we occasionally can have.

Thanks for sharing all that color on a gray and damp morning!


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Oh what a lovely yard and garden you have, it is beautiful, I just love how you have it all arranged.

I like that way of thinking, getting things ready for spring rather than putting it to bed for winter, yup, I am gonna start saying that too.

Thanks for the pics, they were beautiful.

Valerie


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Wow. That is all I can say. Everything is brown here. What a beautiful, beautiful place. wow.


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stunning array of color--and all so perfectly kept--lots of hard work to keep that level of grooming---

geraniums don't do well in the warm humid deep south--I kept a few for years, but finally composted them after Katrina--

thanks for the eye candy


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Wow, that is amazing. I never liked geraniums, always felt they were gaudy like costume jewelery. But yours make me rethink that old notion. Yours look fantasic. You sure know what to do with geraniums. Thanks for showing them to us!
Kathy


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WOW nice garden


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Fantastic. I bet it was a *very* popular B&B...how wonderful it would have been to be surrounded by all that beauty - and not have to work at it, LOL! Thanks so much for posting your pictures and reminding us that the garden's winter sleep is just a prelude to spring.

Anne


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Thanks again for the later comments - they were a treat to read. It was fun with the B&B guests, because they always seemed happy as soon as we opened the front door to them -delighted looks on their faces and great comments right away which would bring smiles and laughter to our faces in return.


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I don't visit this forum as much as the rose forum so I'm just now seeing this post and I have to say that you have the "dream" garden that everyone hopes for. What are the white flowering trees that you have? Are those geraniums also?

Laurie


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Thanks Laurie. The white trees are "Pearl Meidland" high standard (tree)roses. They can remain in our front garden as the deer cannot quite reach them, so that is a good thing! :) I had a lot of roses in that front garden, but waste of time because of the deer. Though I did keep them at bay for a long time by egg spraying the roses, but it was a lot of work every 5/6 days and I finally gave up. We now have a deer fence around the back, so hopefully
this next year, my roses will start to be healthy again.
Pauline - Vancouver Island


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Your home and garden are absolutely beautiful. I try to grow geraniums, but the little flowerettes don't seem to grow at the same speed on an individual flower so they always seem lopsided. After having seen yours, I think I need to try again.

Your use of pots is also quite lovely. Your home is stunning.

Thanks for sharing.
Sammy


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All I can do is repeat what the others said: WOW WOW WOW.

I see I have seriously underestimated geranium power. Maybe I need to take them more seriously next summer. Hmmmm.

: )

Kate


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I Just wanted to bump this up. :)


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I just noticed this, Sam, that is so sweet of you. Though for this year/season, there is another story behind it all.! I cannot talk about it now, but I did nearly loose them all after nearly thirty years of nurturing. But we will see how many did survive - if I get half of them, I will be happy! Thanks, Sam

Pauline V.I.


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  • Posted by roselvr Burlington Coun (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 4, 07 at 14:30

I love geraniums. Every year I can't resist picking up a few.

Your garden is awesome. Reminds me of the way I garden with the mix of bright colors.


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My goodness Pauline your very talented with gardening. Your pictures are always amazing. I know this is an old post but I wanted to see some of your pictures. Just gorgeous as always. Ok gonna go check out a few more of your post. Thanks for inspiring us to have beautiful gardens. Judy


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