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Re: An impromptu swap....A very nice surprise

Re favorite Geraniums...I have several, too.  G. wlassovianum is one
favorite and G. renardii 'Tschelda' comes in second.  I'm a sucker for those
velvet leaves.  G. phaeum 'Sambor' is much loved for thoses zoned leaves.
My first G was G. x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' which grows and spreads
vigorously, but not invasively, it's an extemely dependable and pretty
plant.  G. 'Patricia' and G riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson' croaked on me and
the G. pratense and G. himalayense varieties don't do well for me.  I have 3
varieties of G. sanguineum, Bloody Cranesbill, regular magenta,
Lancaster-striatum, and a pure white, all strong growers. G. Rozanne has had
a weak start, I'll reserve comment for a couple of years.  G. macrorrhizum
'Bevan's Variety'  is durable - not a big favorite, but nice enough.  I
didn't care much for G. x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo's flowers, so I sold it.
I had a tough time getting G. tuberosum started, but one of 10 made it and
has been doing fine ever since.  And last is G. x magnificum which I found
too floppy, but I have solved that with short fencing to prop it up and it
is in bloom now and is, well, magnificent.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>

> I have had 'Brookside' for several years and it is my favorite of at least
> six different geraniums....
>  I have built a collection of hardy geraniums because they seem to do well
> for me in the conditions I can offer, but this spring I have been telling
> that it's a pity we don't appreciate the wild one more.  It's surely no
> secret by now that I'm a sloppy gardener and let things grow pretty much
where they
> want to.  The wild geranium, G. maculatum, has planted itself in all sorts
> nooks and crannies of rocks and wood edges, and I think it is just as
> as some of the cultivated ones.
> Auralie
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