Why grow geraniums in containers? by Maree  Clarkson

Why grow geraniums in containers? by 

Because it’s easy!

W&N watercolour in hand-made sketch-book with satin-finish linen paper

Last year some time, I was given a small Geranium plant by Redbubble friend Antionette, a lovely little specimen which I planted in a terracotta pot, which now takes pride of place on my patio (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa). I haven’t had geraniums for some time now, so this special plant is highly coveted!

Whilst in a pot, watering and weeding are easy – there’s just the pot to water and weeding is almost completely eliminated. It’s easy to move them around – you can have color where ever you want it, almost instantly. No garden is required – you can grow them on the front steps, the back deck or your apartment balcony.

One thing I have discovered is that Geraniums HATE wet feet and will not be happy in soggy soil. And with all the rain we’ve been having, that’s all that’s been required in the waterig department to keep ‘her’ happy.

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Lovely, and interesting description. I’m definitely going to follow through with the plan I have every year, but haven’t yet done, to have some potted geraniums around my house. No excuses! LOL

  • Ha ha! I’ve also been promising myself for years Dot! Thanks a lot, glad you like it.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    I understand Maree, our deck hasn’t been without them for a very long time, there’s usually two or three pots growing. Beautiful illustration.

  • Thank you Jim! Maybe I too can build up a collection…

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image …. I always have them around during the summer …. Such wonderful colour-:)

  • Thanks a lot Brenda, one of my plans for this new year!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 2 years ago

    lovely work :)

  • Thank you very much Linda!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful painting…and plant!

  • Many thanks Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    This is excellent work Maree… and helpful description… thanks for sharing

  • Thanks so much Andrea, glad you like it.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 2 years ago

    Simply lovely! The texture of your linen paper is so attractive!

  • Thank you Angie!It soaks and bleeds beautifully but doesn’t take well to too much water. Thanks also for the fav, appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 2 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

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  • Thank you for the lovely feature Mary, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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