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Enjoying My Outside Flowers as Long as I Can

Before we got hit with the colder weather this month I brought in a hanging plant that wasn't doing so well the latter part of the summer. I decided to enjoy my outside flowers as long as possible before they die. It was a gorgeous plant when I first got it and the flowers were a bit different than the ones you'd normally see on this type of plant.

In the image is both a begonia and a geranium, but honestly I always get the two mixed up. That's probably due to the fact that I rarely buy either one. I know that the one on the left can be brought into the house and placed in a colder room for the winter months so it can sleep or hibernate and then brought back outside come spring time and thereby grow for several years, but I don't know whether that is possible with the plant on the right side.

I'll have to look it up to know which one I'm talking about. Okay, so the one on the left is a begonia, and the one on the right is the geranium. I actually like the geranium better. The flower is different than the usual species we see most years. Even though the leaves look nice and green, currently there is only one flower on the plant. The begonia has three taller stalks with flowers on it plus some shorter ones too. I didn't buy the begonia. My mother had it on her balcony, but gave it to me one day a month or so ago since she can't enjoy it much anyway as her eyesight is lacking.

I have no idea how long either of these plants might grow, but I will enjoy both of them however long that might be. If I remember, I'll let you know later on how long they last.

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Image Credit » @ Marsha Musselman 2014

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Kasman wrote on November 23, 2014, 10:31 AM

My wife is the one with the green fingers in our family so I leave all decisions like this to her. I simply enjoy the fruits of her labours!

idyll wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:13 AM

oh..your side is having cold while we are suffering from heat. I like the hanging pots in front of the house.

LindaCPearson wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:22 PM

Years ago I used to have soon the floor and had to be cleaned up constantly.