If you've ever been to Germany, Switzerland, or Austria you will have noticed something... many of the houses and buildings have window boxes full of beautiful flowers. Other European countries have mastered the window box, but not quite like those living in the Alpine region!
They are also called balcony flowers, as seen below on the balconies:
|in Tirol, Austria|
Aren't they beautiful? I took all of these pictures on my trip to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in 2013.
|the world's largest cuckoo clock!|
There are several types of "balcony geraniums". The ones below are part of the "minicascade" type of geraniums. They trail about 2 feet and bloom like crazy.
The ones featured below appear to be part of the "midcascade" type. They are a little bit fluffier than the ones above!
|in Strasbourg, France|
The ones below are part of the Balcon series. They are large, up to 4 feet! As you can see, they create huge masses of color!
|isn't this house super cute? It is in Bavaria.|
|in Triberg, Germany|
The hotel we stayed at in Austria even had balcony flowers for every room! I still can't believe I visited this place!
|Interalpen Hotel, Austria|
You can't find these special geraniums at every nursery. You have to do a special search for them. Look for "balcon geraniums", "cascade geraniums", or "alpine geraniums"
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