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Re: Hum..Now tours

I love geraniums so I took a look at your Summer Skies; Plants Magazine
covered it back in 1996, said this:
"...a wonderful looking Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' (pictured) which
is fully double and sky blue. This appears to be a little difficult to
propagate in large numbers..."

The picture can be seen at:

It is quite lovely; let me know if you locate a source for this one.
Although I tend to have difficulty with pratense cultivars, I might give
them another shot as pretty as this one is.


> [Original Message]
> From: Daniel Roman <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/22/2003 12:57:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hum..Now tours
> I haven't had time to get into any of the interesting discussions here for
> the last few weeks but I do want to follow up on Kitty's tour comments. In
> the last few weeks I have been on 3 garden tours and my garden was
> in one of the tours.  All 3 tours were on days that it rained, not a
> sprinkle but continuous rain. I found that most gardens were really nice,
> some were actually fantastic, but there were a few that needed serious
> weeding or cleanup. I would have been ashamed to show those but all in
> the majority was worth seeing. At one inner-city garden, the outside wall
> their garage that faced the garden was completely covered with a mosaic of
> colored glass pieces, metal springs and ceramic figurines set in mortar.
> homeowner/creator said it was a continuation of the garden and
represented a
> field of flowers. Although I couldn't see the field or flowers, it was
> of neat but not something I would want. Then there was the garden that had
> horseradish planted in 55 gallon steel drums. The owner wasn't around so I
> couldn't ask the obvious question.
> I try to go on all tours looking for ideas and new plants.  In one garden
> found a beautiful double Geranium (not a Pelargonium) with fully double
> lavender flowers. Very eye-catching. It was labeled G. pratense 'Summer
> Skies'. I can't find it in the local nurseries and it is probably too late
> to mail order it now so I'll put it on my list for next year.
> Dan zone 6 PA

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