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Re: 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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