Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Feathers and Geraniums
Remember V.V. Rouleaux, the tassels and trimmings shop I blogged about last year? Back then it was covered with colorful ribbons. Well, I happened upon it during my walk through Marylebone on Saturday, and this year, it's covered in red feathers!
Even more interesting, it's not the only feather-cloaked shop on the street. Clearly there's a theme going on here...
An interesting idea, and definitely eye-catching!
I did some research on our geraniums yesterday. They're looking terrible -- many of their leaves have dropped off and the ones that still exist are curling and mottled. At first I thought they had a fungal disease, like rust, but actually I think they have oedema, which apparently occurs when a fleshy plant (like a geranium) gets too much water. The leaves develop fluid blisters, which create yellow spots on top of the leaf and brown nodes beneath. That's exactly what's happened to ours.
The geraniums sat next to the tomato plant all summer, and it required watering almost daily. When we watered the tomato, we also watered the geraniums. Aha!
I'm hoping they recover if we let them dry out some and give them an airier, more open and sunny environment next spring.