I have three geraniums,
, Phyllis and Blossom. Florence
In the spring they take up residence on our porch. They spend the summer putting out so many flowers that I have to wash down the place with a hose to get rid of their discarded petals.
When the weather gets cold in the late fall I save a section of each one, put it in a small pot with fresh soil, and bring the three inside for the winter. They sit for months in front of a sunny window waiting for the snow to go away. Around March they think they are in
Italy or, maybe , and start putting out blooms. California
I enjoy my geraniums in the summer when they
decorate the deck with their bright hats of pink, red and white.
But the indoor blossoms after a long gray winter, although less and smaller,
are to my soul like water in the desert.