It’s too dry to water, so all my waterng is of the same five flower boxes and pots on the deck. I want to believe that watering five plants is not going to finish off our water, but as the season rolls on, endlessly sunny, warm, and free of rain, I’m beginning to wonder.
I have a lot of respect for geraniums. In Israel, our deck — a huge deck nearly the length of the house faced south. It got full sun almost all day and few flowers could deal with that burning orb. Finally, the only flowers I could grow were geraniums and petunias. Both would deal with intense sun all day long — as long as I remembered to water them every day.
These were growing on the patio in Kennebunkport. It turns out there are many variations of geranium. I like growing the trailing ones because they hung over the edge of the deck and were beautiful from in and outside. I haven’t seen many of the trailing ones stateside, but maybe they are more popular in other locations.