Macro Monday #29

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hardy geranium (3)

The third variety of hardy geranium in my garden is this beautiful violet-blue with dark purple veins and a magenta eye.  This might be Geranium x magnificum ‘Rosemoor‘. The nice thing about the hardy varieties (of which there are hundreds) is that it comes back year after year. They’re tough and easy to grow, many flowering for months at a stretch


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    1. Heyjude says:

      Sadly this one has stopped flowering now, but it is a beauty and right near the conservatory so I can see it from indoors too. Next geranium will be with my macro lens again, I think you will notice the difference.

      1. Sue says:

        How big was this geranium? Look forward to seeing your next offering….

    2. Heyjude says:

      Probably just a bit smaller than the photo, much larger than the one I posted last week.

      1. Sue says:

        OK, thanks!

  1. I needed you and your camera walking with me this morning: plenty of flowers but imperfect shots. These are stunningly detailed and purple.

    (Your Polish translation was spot-on. Where did you learn the language??? Apparently it’s some kind of cosmetics or creams place and the kangaroo is somehow associated. That’s the best I can do.)

    1. Heyjude says:

      Went up the hill yesterday and found some more floral beauties – again no ID 😦

      If the kangaroo is the company logo maybe the sign simply refers to ‘no Austalian animal is used in the making of our products’ that’s the trouble with literal translations. They don’t always mean what they say.

      1. Thank you! Logo was the word I was looking for. Who knows? You now know as much as my daughter – and I’m a bit mortified at my attempt at translation. Not a good state to be in as I go out to make an appointment for lip wax and haircut!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I hope you got the lip waxed and the hair cut and not the other way round 😉

        2. Appointments made. Activated tomorrow!

  2. I am loving these beautiful geraniums.

  3. I wonder if the flowers are as big as shown. My experiences that geranium are small. Anyway they are gorgeous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This one is almost the same size as the photo, I do have much smaller ones such as the one I posted last week and of course some of the cranesbill like herb robert, are tiny!

  4. Stunning macro, Jude! 🙂

  5. AnnetteM says:

    I have this geranium too, or one very similar. It is very popular with the bees in my garden so well worth growing. You have taken a lovely photos with your macro lens.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are so many varieties who knows what this actually is, but it is lovely. Actually not taken with the macro lens as the camera was away for repair for a month, next geranium I show has been taken with the macro and I think you will see a difference in quality (well, I hope so otherwise it was a very expensive acquisition!)

      1. AnnetteM says:

        I love my macro lens – I can’t get such wide apertures with my other lenses. However I also find I can get really good landscapes with it. You just don’t have the zoom feature.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, the lack of a zoom can be a problem 😀 I find myself backing away to try and fit some subject in, which can be dangerous at the top of a hill!

  6. restlessjo says:

    Happy Tuesday! 🙂

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They are tough little beauties and easy to propagate too 🙂

  8. rusty duck says:

    I hope it is ‘Rosemoor’. I’ve just bought one, it had also finished flowering so I haven’t seen the blooms yet. If it turns out like yours I will be more than pleased!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, well they are all beautiful I think 🙂

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