Re: Bird Dancer
If you don't already have a copy of Faye Brawner's catalog, you should order
one. It is the basis for many a geranium collector's "wish list". I keep a
running list going of what I have obtained and what more I want to obtain.
My problem is that I keep branching off into new areas of interest.
I started off with the scenteds. Then I dabbled in the rosebuds and anything
with multi-colored foliage. Then I fell head over heels with the angels.
Lately I've been lingering over the formosums.
I was really thrilled when I added another vari. leaf angel to the
collection, so that now I have 3: Rita Scheen, Improved Rita Scheen, and now
Var. Madame Layal. I have to admit that I rather prefer the original Rita
Scheen with the little cupped "mouse ears".
I had the elusive Freak of Nature for all of 4 months and a darn RAT ate the
leaves right off, growing point too. And then to add indignity to the
outrage, the darn thing left a little pile of rat droppings on the bench
next to the denuded white stem in the toppled pot. I moved it to the
intensive care area and am gently watering the pot in hopes that a leaf will
spring out of one of the nodes, but I'm not overly optimistic. I was warned
that it was not a particularly strong plant and to treat it gently.
San Diego, CA