In a message dated 2/19/2006 10:15:36 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
this is Kent in Indiana. I was thrown a curve ball when Oglevee dropped most
all the older varieties of Pelargoniums. I missed what I thought was a newer
variety called Sincerely Yours, which is almost identical to Alex (Kim) only a
little larger. I want to find Sincerely Yours. I wish the people at
Oglvee would notify growers of geraniums they plan to drop, because they use
to do that.
The REGAL PRESERVATION PROJECT just recently gave Oglvee many of their
older regal varieties for their California research department in Lompoc
that they no longer had.
The bottom line here, is that, it is up to us the collector to keep
growing these cultivars and share them with others, otherwise they will
indeed disappear. Oglvee has always been interested in developing NEW
varieties out of the older cultivars. After a while those older cultivars
are no longer interesting to them and so are cast away, making room for newer
cultivars that interest them.
Makes us the collector having a special calling in life in addition
to growing pelargoniums. We have the title of
Pelargonium preservationist of the older