How many of you know the art it takes to grow geraniums?
I was discussing landscaping ideas with a friend the other day and he sadly opened up his heart letting me know what happened to his 30 geranium plants that he had carefully planted. He wintered them through the tough times and in spring he would proudly stand back admiring his new geraniums, which he fertilized weekly, watered them daily, cut back the old growth, and massaged their leaves and petals in hope of having the largest blooms in the valley.
However in this last month some of his closest friends had a new idea. They decided to renovate the geranium garden, by bringing in the High-Ho and tearing them all out. Their logic for this unexpected event suggested that those flowers were from the past era and slightly outdated. They thought it was time to create an Extreme Makeover.
Well Frank, I want to pay tribute to this hardship in your life by sending you a bouquet of geraniums from my own home. Please be reminded that that the coffee pot is on....and we can spend time lamenting your loss.