I've always loved geraniums in the summer, especially ones in terracotta pots perched on cute windowsills or balconies or hung up on rustic fences. They're so cheery and I love the way the leaves smell! (Side note: the geraniums in Spain are stunning!)
Anyways, I decided to try growing some in my backyard this summer. Admittedly, we don't have the sunniest back yard and according to this article on caring for geraniums, they like lots of sun! Especially in climates where it doesn't get too hot - like Seattle. I thought about putting some up on the shed wall, but decided it would be better if the arrangement was more mobile, because one, we're renting and two, if they aren't getting enough sun, I could easily move them.
When digging through the Goodwill on one of my recent trips, I found three terracotta pots and a step ladder! The perfect set up for a little movable plant stand. I picked up three geraniums in various shades of pink and popped them in the pots with some potting soil. Then I picked one of the sunnier spots in the backyard on the ladder and set a pot on each rung. So far they seem reasonably happy back there. We'll see how it goes, I've got my fingers crossed!
Also, I want to hear your thoughts... I've decided to start sharing some easier projects on the blog. I know everyone is busy and juggling a bunch of things. I personally find that the projects I'm most motivated to actually make are the ones that I can do immediately, no long term planning, no serious skill set required. Something I could easily make in an afternoon or less. So I'm curious to hear what you think? Do easy projects like this inspire you to get up and make something because it seems more do-able? Are easy DIYs, crafts or projects something you would be interested in reading about?