Last Friday I bought a geranium
variety called 'Orion'. At the nursery (Meyer in Heiloo, Holland) they told me
it was new, had a long flowering period and was an improvement on other blues.
Does anyone have more information about this?
Another question is about propagating
more or less trailing geraniums (the ones that make long shoots that don't root,
but sort of weave through other plants). I have a variety called 'Blue Sunrise'
(golden foliage, like that of 'Ann Folkard', with in this case beautiful
midblue flowers. Someone asked me for seed or a cutting, but how do I go about
it? It's not a very big plant yet, though it has been in my garden for about 2
or 3 years now. Any tips?
And for the favourite corner: my
favourite pelargoniums are the Unique 'Mrs Kingsley' (it has dark curly
leaves and small clusters of bright magenta flowers, much-loved by bees) and
P. transvaalense (now in flower, actually; it has beautiful velvet
leaves with a dark zone and long stems with narrowly-petalled pink flowers; easy
to grow from seed). My favourite geranium is 'Ann Folkard', golden leaves with
purple magenta flowers that have a black eye; I pop it in everywhere to brighten
up other plants and shrubs, it will even scramble up a wall.
That's all for now, looking forward
to your suggestions,