Do you grow this plant in your garden? Our Master Gardener group had a sharing table one night. We had to bring a favourite plant to share. We then took turns picking a plant for our garden. I chose this one grown by a gal that likes to try unusual and different plants. The Erodium is not a common plant that you find in many gardens and is difficult to find in many nurseries. I do not know why. It is maintanence free and bug and pest free. In my garden it starts blooming in spring and stops when the frost comes along in the late fall. It overwinters just fine without any particular fussing. I have never know it to not have flowers blooming on it. The Erodium or Heronsbill is a relative to the geranium. The flowers are a lovely pinky lilac much like a geranium but the leaves are different. They are quite ferny and fuzzy. It grows in full sun or part shade in ordinary soil. In my sandy soil it does just fine. It does not sulk if it is without water. I never water it in my Zone 4B garden.
I have tried unsuccessfully to divide it many times but somehow I must have been lucky as I do have a new plant that I only noticed this year. You can purchase seeds but I have not tried that. When I go to the plant nurseries I am always on the hunt for another one.
If you want to try something different in the front of your border look for this little winner. Happy Gardening. Valerie
I found this photo in my Lightroom files yesterday and I decided to join Bonnie for her monthly Pixel Dust Photo Art PhotoArtFriday. Her theme this month was funny enough abstract art. So I added one of her textures called Si Belle to my abstract flowers and that is it.
Yesterday my husband and I attended our granddaughters first birthday party. The house was alive with little ones having a fun time of running through the house. Kenzi wanted to join it but they kept knocking her down as they sped past her. She is a trouper though. No tears as she got back up and tried to go with the flow again. The hitch came when she was to participate in the smash the cake ritual that all of my daughter-in-laws family do at the first birthday. Her maternal grandmother had made the smash cake and Kenzi was supposed to get down into it with both hands and get covered in cake. Kenzi was having no part in it. She cried as her hand was pushed into the cake. Oh well maybe next year. It was lovely to see all the little babies born at the same time as Kenzi and how sweet they all were. Kenzi’s cake was an Elmo cake. He is her favourite character. I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday. I can feel spring in the air even though we have quite a bit of snow left bu…