The humble Geranium or Pelargonium...
It's not very often I get too close to these gorgeous plants. They are generally admired from afar, in pots on balconies and terraces all over the world.
My UK friends have to bring them inside during the winter to avoid the frosts, which I thought strange at first as they grow profusely in our gardens in Queensland. Then after spending a few winters there I can understand why.
Geraniums are very resistant to drought and heat, perfect for our climate. They are putting a royal show on in their patch this morning!
For a simple pop of colour these are delightful. I quite often just pick the flower heads and put them in small glass jars.