Storchschnabel | Storksbill, cranesbill
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Love birds 😊
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A fairy circle of musk storksbill. 💕🐜
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I can't draw deer so... I had this idea for a comic while I was gardening today... knowing that no matter what I plant... edible, toxic, whatever... a deer is going to come by at some point and eat all the leaves off (esp in early spring, late fall, or anytime in winter)... even if it's something deer don't usually eat... just because it's a new plant and damn are they hungry. I've even had them eat the tops off potato plants and chives, for example. I've come to the conclusion that the only thing they won't at least try are: irises, alliums, daffodils, columbine, herbs, and garlic. I've literally heard stories of them eating roses TO THE GROUND, thorns and all. 🤪
Comic would be 1-3 panels. First panel would show a person planting something, preferably an ornamental plant that is by no means edible (tbh this could be just about anything). Deer is standing near the person, looking at the plant: "You gonna eat that?".
Bonus panel: Person planting something that is very clearly edible but not something deer will touch (example: garlic, sage, thyme, oregano, mint, rosemary). Person is looking at the deer: "You gonna eat this?"... Deer looks bewildered: "FUCK NO!"
Extra bonus panel: Person next to a deer points to an invasive plant that is edible (example: Storksbill, Ground Ivy, Clover, Oxalis, ect): "You gonna eat this?"... Deer (possibly with a rose or tulip hanging out of it's mouth): "Nah, I'm good".
That's it. That's all I got.
I thought it was funny.
You don't have to share my sence of humor. 😅
Pelargonium (Storksbill geranium)
What is Beauty?
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Pelargonium × hortorum and Jacobaea maritima - (Storksbill geranium, ‘Geranium’) and (Silver ragwort, ‘Dusty Miller’)
A half-blasted, late-season Geranium is being overwhelmed by the foliage of a vigorous Dusty Miller. Alas, the frost sensitive Geranium will be gone with the first breath of winter but the Dusty Miller should be good down to -15 C.
Dusty Miller is a hard-nosed native of the Mediterranean region. It’s drought tolerant and can handle poor soil and intense sunshine (though it won’t say ‘no’ to the soft life of a suburban gardenbed). On the other hand, Geraniums are from South Africa but they have tender hearts and most of them require rich soil and regular watering. That being said, I think the two of them make an attractive, elderly couple at this time of year.
PS I can see why they call this plant, Dusty Miller - the leaves look like they’ve been sprinkled with flour.
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Pelargonium (Storksbill ‘Geranium”)
We planted three Storksbill ‘Geraniums’ in flowerpots this year but with winter coming on fast, sadly, two of them have “had the biscuit” (as we say in Canada). However, this little pink number, tucked up tight against the house, is still going strong.
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Pelargonium (Storksbill, “Geranium”)
The color orange
I’ve taken a lot of photos of this orange “geranium” this summer. I’ve posed it with different backgrounds, different lighting conditions and different settings on my digital camera but none has captured the true, deep orange color of this flower (until the first photograph).
Modern cameras use color filters and algorithms to interpret color. Nothing strains these digital eyeballs more than flower photography but modern cameras often fail the test. You might notice that the second photo is a little ‘pinked out’.
In ancient times (read: twenty years ago) cameras used color film and it was no better. Kodak film had a different color range than Fuji film. If you developed a roll of film and then took it to a different camera shop for reprints, the colors would always be slightly different. And for some reason (don’t ask me why) the color orange. in particular. has always been a problem.
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Pelargonium grown from seed by Tony
Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 280 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as geraniums, pelargoniums, or storksbills. Confusingly, Geranium is the botanical name and common name of a separate genus of related plants (also known as cranesbills).
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Bishops Form.. by Adam Swaine
The Common Storksbill is a common plant of dune slacks and dry grassy places around the coasts of Wales.Here on my patio @ SE22..its small, geranium-like flowers over several months from early summer, this low, spreading perennial will really add colour to a gravel garden, patio pot or alpine bed.
#Bumblebees abound in this lush carpet of storksbill and clover.
#orchardfloor #ErodiumBotrys #Bombus #orchardallies #orchardfauna #pollination #vulturehill
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