One flower that is emblematic of summer is the red geranium.
Red geraniums are eye-catching and colorful and I love them.
However, for some reason, the classic red geranium doesn't do well under my care.
Like petunias, classic geraniums are generally antagonistic
to all my attempts to nurture them.
I do better with ivy geranium and scented geranium,
but, alas, my heart belongs to the standard.
Who could resist this kind of perfection?
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The symbolism of the geranium is rather peculiar.
Some sources say it reflects grace, respect, value.
Other say stupidity.
I guess you can take your pick.
But to choose stupidity seems rather--you know.