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Re: Holiday Pelargonium Names

  • Subject: Re: Holiday Pelargonium Names
  • From: james hanssens <jamesh@ZEELANDNET.NL>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 18:31:00 +0100

Hello Sandy,,

This year it is the first time ,I prepared a little gardenhouse  for
overwintering my plants .
It will be thrilling for me  how it goes .
I have an oil-filled radiator  ,which  regulates the temperature at
around + 5 degrees
Celsius  ,when it freezes outside  . The radiator has a capacity of 1200
My gardenhouse is about  2 x 2 x 2 meters .

Untill now it was about 4 nights  0 degrees  in my garden  and
my hanging pelargoniums  and a few others are still outside and  still
live .
My brother has given me this  advice to do so for overwintering  as
he did this for years with his ( tropical ) plants  in his barn .
Other years my pelargoniums overwinter in a room at about + 16 degrees
in my house ,what was not so ideal .

Now we met  with a climate change ,so it is waiting what will happen
now with the weather . The last winters  were  reasonable soft  here .
Here they say ,with us the plants has 10 days more light in a year .

Now I read your message about  your cd-project from your  foundation.....

Well ,have a good time with your  pelargonium  there at the foot of your
hills ,
what  again intriques me how the climate there is for your plants .


Sandy Connerley wrote:

>Hello James,
>Thanks for your descriptions of those pelargoniums.  This very silly question is getting some charming answers.  How do you overwinter your plants?  Do you have a greenhouse?
>Sandy in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California
>james hanssens <jamesh@ZEELANDNET.NL> wrote:
>Hallo Sandy,
>I am James from the Netherlands .
>You have a funny question and that intriques me so .
>I just took time to look for some .
>So I have sweet mimosa - carnaval - Feuer Cascade and Ville de Paris
>All these Pelargoniums I have , from a greenery in my neighbourhood ,
>behind the city of Antwerp in Belgium .
>The woman who do the Pelargoniums there is called Katrien Michiels ,
>see their website at ww. fuchsia.be ,if you have interests .
>Well , sweet mimosa is a smelling plant and gives me the stereotype feeling
>of the soft wonderful climate in the southern european countries .
>Carnaval ,it is only the name ,but my wife bought this plant . I don´t
>find this so
>special for me .
>Feuer cascade is a a really fire - red hanging pelargonium ,like
>Ville de Paris ,
>but Ville de Paris has for me not so a beautiful flower , light rose ...
>But iit is called to the city Paris with gives me of course good
>from my holidays in Paris in the past .
>But both are really enthousiast flowering big growing plants
>which gives me a holiday- feeling when I look at them in
>my garden .
>James Hanssens
>from Vlissingen , The Netherlands at the Northseacoast
>Sandy Connerley wrote:
>>This is silly but can anyone think of pelargoniums with holiday type names, like the cactus zonal 'Noel' ?

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