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Re: Hum..Now tours and Geranium


Dan, 
There's no bobna listing near me either, however, you may be able to get it
this fall via mailorder.  Crownsville Nursery carried it this spring, but
have ceased shipping for the season.  They'll post availability sometime
next month.  
Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: Daniel Roman <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/22/2003 2:50:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hum..Now tours and Geranium
>
> Kitty,
>
> I've found that Blooms of Bressingham supplies this Geranium to nurseries.
> You can look up nurseries in your state on their site at
> http://www.bobna.com/stockists/default.htm . Unfortunately there is
nothing
> within 50 miles of here but maybe you will luck out.
>
> Dan
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2003 2:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hum..Now tours
>
>
> > Dan,
> > 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:
> > http://www.plants-magazine.com/articles/article92.shtml
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > > [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
> > included
> > > 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
> > all,
> > > the majority was worth seeing. At one inner-city garden, the outside
> wall
> > of
> > > their garage that faced the garden was completely covered with a
mosaic
> of
> > > colored glass pieces, metal springs and ceramic figurines set in
mortar.
> > The
> > > 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
> > kind
> > > 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
> > I
> > > 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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