[IGS] Let's start talking!
This was submitted by Robin Parer, a Board member of the IGS (International
Geranium Society): We only have about 15 on board right now. Please take a
look and see if this would be a good opening statement in the welcome letter
people receive after joining the igsrobin.
"Although Geraniums (pelargoniums) are among the most popular bedding plants
sold in the United States, the Geranium family is so large, complex and
interesting that many questions arise about appropriate selections of plants,
culture, and sources. The IGS Round Robin has a panel of experts, all willing
to answer questions on geraniums, pelargoniums, erodiums, sarcocolons, and
monsonias. No matter what your interest, we can help you, or direct you to
someone who can.
Topics to be discussed include:
Over-wintering of geraniums (pelargoniums)
Sources for hard to find species and hybrids
Common pests and diseases in the Geranium family; prevention and treatment
Uses for scented-leaf geraniums (pelargoniums)
Appropriate geraniums (pelargoniums) for window boxes
Deer resistant plants in the Geranium family
Feeding and care of geraniums (pelargoniums); when to water and when not to
water - some principals
Cold-hardy/heat tolerant pelargoniums, hardy geraniums and erodiums
Fertilizing: when, what and how
How to propagate various members of the geranium family
You have a great collection of geraniums/pelargoniums/erodiums, how do you add
to and preserve your collection?"
If you have additional topics to suggest adding to this list, please email me at
In the meantime, if you know of a place to advertise this robin, please feel
free to submit the information. It takes time to get known!!!! I'm still
learning how to be a listowner so please don't get impatient if there are a few
problems along the way. This was a major step for me and the learning curve
seems a bit steep. By the way, be sure to check out the IGS webpage:
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/2822/index.html We've added some tip sheets
used by one of the branches of IGS in CA. Cy Baucke and I tried to make them
applicable around the world rather than just in the "warm" climates.
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