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The very last of the geraniums are gone now.  I threw the remnants in the back of the garden. They will not be there next year, of course, but they might enrich the barren patch with fir trees and ferns. The leaves were turning brown and all together it was becoming a mess. I have planted muscari bulbs and winterviolets in the pots now. For the rosa of the flowers I took dark red/brillant purple and some China iridan violet. Not all mixed together, but I put some of the dark red with the other colors. The tiny hairs on the stems and buds got Indian red, as well as the details on the leaves.  Walnutbrown, burnt sienna and madder brown for the brownish details on the flowers and stems. Light greenish yellow, light grey, cadmium yellow and walnutbrown for the white geranium. Olive/cadmium yellow for leaves, in different mixings. Tomorrow I will start on the autumn leaves I found on my walk yesterday.P1130049

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