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Maggi Young

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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2007, 05:50:37 PM »
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Would you care for a few phaeum pics?
Zeph, don't hold back!
Interesting to see how good the autumn colour is of the geraniums... I don't think many folks will have realised that. We only grow little ones and they do colour up well but the bigger types could make a noticeable contribution to late colour in the garden.
Okay., Mark, I can hear you saying, 'see, I told you so!' :P
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2007, 06:02:20 PM »
phaeums would be good. I've resisted showing all the Geraniaceae I grow
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2007, 06:17:43 PM »
I'll get them started with one that probably has the best leaves. Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2007, 09:16:58 PM »
Are you sure, Mark? ;)
- Flowers first !
Calligrapher, Lagthorne Blue, Lily Lovell and Raven (the darkest blue!)
Rose Madder, Samobor, Little Boy  and Mourning Widow.
-then leaves...
Margaret Wilson, Springtime, Calligrapher,
Samobor (spring), Samobor (summer), Springtime
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« Last Edit: November 07, 2007, 04:38:57 AM by zephirine »
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2007, 10:11:37 PM »
Can I suggest you post the photos within the forums rather than link them away

The flower top left looks very like David Bromley. I would like to own the leaf at the bottom right
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2007, 10:24:59 PM »
I just love the Phaeums.  Never heard of a few of those before.... I'm guessing they haven't made it here as yet, or else just aren't available in numbers enough to offer on lists in Australia as yet. 

I've had a nice seedling appear this year that has the leaves of samobar but good purple flowers instead of the usual deep red that the samobar seedlings tend to produce (I have found that virtually every samobar seedling that has appeared here has been true to the parent, until this one appeared).  I'd agree with Mark about posting within this forum rather than linking outside it...... I find it makes them much harder to view as you can scroll around and compare them but have to link off to another page when they open.

If you aren't familiar with how to include attachments directly..... it's in the "Additional Options" bit directly below the area you type your message in in the SRGC forum.  I you need any help, just ask.
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2007, 05:52:17 AM »
Oh...I apologize about the outside link...it was just easier for me to use my "usual" forum links, I guess :-[.  But I'll do it willingly!
Just a try this morning, as I have a very busy day ahead...
The top left flower is 'Calligrapher', Mark, very close to 'David Bromley', yes...and the bottom right leaf is 'Springtime' in spring..
More to come if you like them, and next spring, if they are strong enough to be divided, I could send you a shoot of some of them? (some are this year's newbies..).
I have such fond memories of summers in Ireland when I was a student...it would me my pleasure!
Have a very nice day, all!
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« Last Edit: November 06, 2007, 06:19:40 AM by zephirine »
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2007, 07:11:08 AM »
Zephirine,

Thanks for posting them within the forum.  Must easier to view I think, and well worth the view!!  I've never seen a phaeum with markings like Calligrapher.  Just beautiful!  And the leaves on Springtime.... Wow!!  Never seen the likes of that either.  I wonder if either have been imported into Australia as yet, because they definitely SHOULD be!!  ;D  Shame it is so difficult and expensive to do! <sigh>  Still, makes the enjoyment of your photos even better when I can't view the plants in my own garden!! (Well I am trying to convince myself of that anyway!!  ::))

Thanks again.
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Paul T.
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2007, 07:56:28 AM »
thanks!
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2007, 10:13:15 AM »
I have a small quantity of Pelargonium tongaense seeds available should anyone not have this plant in their collections - it is not hardy though...

Please send me a private e-mail if you'd like to reserve a packet.

Here is an excellent link should you want to find out more about this plant: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/pelargtong.htm
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2007, 10:57:38 AM »
Zephirine, many thanks for adjusting your photo posts... makes life much easier .... 8)
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2007, 11:11:17 AM »
Rogan,

Nice looking Pelargonium.  Are the leaves as fuzzy as they seemed to be in the pictures?  Lovely strong red to the flowers, and interesting that it is deciduous.
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2007, 04:50:23 AM »
I've listed the names together with the pictures, in the end!
Apart from 'Margaret Wilson' and 'Springtime', there is also a fantastic phaeum cv for leaves, with yellow veins all through the leaf. It's called 'Connie Broe'.
I have received a tiny plant last year, but it didn't show the expected markings...maybe it's still not mature enough, or there was a mistake, I'll see next year...
Another all times favourite for foliage effect is G. wlassowianum, don't you think? In spring, and in fall.
'New Dimension' and its likes also have interesting patterns in spring.
Others have golden young leaves (the two 'Anns', Blue Sunrise', 'Red Heart' and its close cousin 'Sandrine'...)
If you have other favourites for foliage effect, I'd like to see them too!
Greetings to all!
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« Last Edit: November 07, 2007, 04:52:41 AM by zephirine »
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2007, 05:50:30 AM »
Zephirine,
thanks for your lovely pics.
Rogan,
thanks for the link re: P. tongaense; I grew it from seed but lost it due to the frost. It's obviously not one for the outdoor garden here!
cheers
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Re: GERANIACEAE 2007
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2007, 09:46:17 PM »
I've got a limited number of Pelargonium aridum seed available...

I'll let you all do your own homework. Suffice it to say that, although it has nice leaves, it's not terribly showy... (but I like it anyway).
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