Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Eureka- what I've been looking for

Now that I believe summer is here, of course I had to change my header.
My namesake is blooming up a storm and will be all summer long.
Of course that means all the dead heading everyday will soon start.
I take my little bag outside each morning and collect the lilies that were so beautiful yesterday and now bow their heads down and their job is done.

The cycle of life.

Finally found what I was looking for.

I just love this plant.

I put it in the shade at the junction of our garage and the front of the house, about 4 years ago.

It struggled for about 2 years. Last year it was fairly full of blooms but this year it has overwhelmed me with how pretty it is.
I did not know what it was.

Had looked it up numerous times to no avail.

Today I made a little bouquet and brought it in to examine the leaves better and to look once more to see if I could identify it.

I was finally able to identify it by describing the leaves.

It is a Geranium Sangieneum 

Geranium sanguineum, commonly called Bloody Cranesbill, is a herbaceous plant species in the Geraniaceae family.[1] It is native from Europe and temperate Asia, and is cultivated as a garden subject, and a number of different cultivars exist. The flowers are purple[2]—the name refers to the red color of the leaves in autumn. It is also the county flower of Northumberland and equally the county's affiliated ship, HMS Northumberland.

Oh, oh, When I found this little item I remember I did find this flower before.
I remember the common name 'Bloody Cranebill.'

Well, I guess we all need reminding every so often. 

It is a shade loving plant and that was the reason I bought it to plant there.

I found it on line and the picture of it had been taken in Belgium by man who decided to research it but there was not much there about it.
Now I know
That is what I call a good day's work.


Anvilcloud said...

I consider that summer pretty ell arrived here today.

I haven't been happy with previous geraniums/cranesbills but planted two this year after being assured that they were a fine cultivar.

Deanna said...

I'm just not ready to call it summer yet. Yikes.
The flowers are so lovely.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Peggy! How beautiful! I planted a couple of these in the full sun last year and there doing well this year. They look gorgeous!

art2cee2 said...

Very pretty plant! :-)

Rudee said...

That's a gorgeous plant. My daylily plants look promising. With all of our rain, my garden looks positively tropical.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Gorgeous, I bet you were delighted to be able to identify it. :)

GrandmaK said...

Aren't the day lilies just glorious this year!!! Wishing you well and reminding you that the Adventure Tour Express begins tomorrow again for the summer! Cathy

Mina said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love your new header!

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crochet lady said...

That is a very pretty plant....I was going to say the leaves did look like some kind of geranium.