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ImageWindigo
Apr 24, 2010 9:34 AM CST
Name: Deb
My mom got me hooked on hardy geraniums, years ago, and the seem to do really well for me. I was surprised to see that there was no geranium specific cubit, so decided to start one, myself. I hope others will join me here, and help fuel my addiction by posting pictures of your geraniums.

I also love pelargoniums, but have never had luck overwintering them, so start out fresh every year.

Deb

This is Geranium x oxonianum 'Katherine Adele'

Thumbnail by Windigo

Imagegardengus
Apr 26, 2010 6:09 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Yea Hurray! I love Hardy geraniums
I will be back Smiling
This ''Bloody cranesbill '' was my first 13+ years ago.

Thumbnail by gardengus

ImageWindigo
Apr 26, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Deb
Oh, that's a pretty one! Thanks for posting that.

I'm trying to start up a database. Please feel free to add your plants to it, too.

Deb

Imagegardengus
Apr 26, 2010 9:10 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Do you grow all them in the database?
The springtime has a flower like my sombor ,but the leaves appear different. Do you grow it in the shade?
It would be great if you added the leaves to the database photos also Smiling just a suggestion.
ImageWindigo
Apr 26, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: Deb
All of them in the database I have, plus a couple of others I need to find pictures of.

Springtime and Samobor are both Geranium phaeums. I had a Samobor, also, but after a couple of years it didn't come back. The leaves are definitely different. The Springtime has white on the leaves. So far Springtime has lasted much longer than my Samobor.

The Springtime is growing shade on the north side of my house. The others are all in full sun for the morning and shade for most of the afternoon.

So far it doesn't look like Biokovo or Karmina are coming back this year. I've had them both for 7 or 8 years. Last year I noticed they didn't come back as big as in the past, and now this year, I don't see a sign of them yet.

Deb
Imagegardengus
Apr 26, 2010 5:28 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
What zone are you?
I have a big patch of Biokovo , it is evergreen here.
Be glad to send some your way.
My sombor is on my north side also, it did not have as many seedlings this year.
ImageWindigo
Apr 27, 2010 5:46 AM CST
Name: Deb
I"m zone 5a, too. I am in the NW suburbs of Chicago. That's kind of you to offer some of your Biokovo. I'll wait a little longer and see if any shows up. It had spread to quite a large area. If it doesn't come back, I may try out something new in that spot. My gardening area is limited, because most of the yard has been taken over by the dogs, and I can't garden in their part of the yard, or things get trampled!
Imagegardengus
Apr 27, 2010 8:16 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Do you visit the botanical gardens there?
I have been a few times they are large and beautiful.
ImageWindigo
Apr 27, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Name: Deb
I haven't been there for a couple of years. I was a member for quite a while, and keep meaning to rejoin, just haven't gotten around to it. They have a really huge plant sale in May. I would like to rejoin by then, members get in the day before it's open to the public. The last time I was at the sale on a members day, the line was literally 1/2 mile long of people standing in line, with their wagons and carts, to load with plants, before the gates to the sale area opened. Just the standing in line, and visiting with all the other happy gardeners was fun! Everyone plotting and planning what they were headed for first!

Imagegardengus
Apr 27, 2010 8:35 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Sounds like one of those things I saw on TV once 99$ bridal gown sale.

I love a good plant sale but I have to think too long where it will go when I get it home.
ImageWindigo
Apr 28, 2010 5:42 AM CST
Name: Deb
I didn't even buy too much the last time I went. Prices are comparable to local nurseries, and I couldn't afford much, but I really loved the time before the gates opened just chatting!! It's fun, but, my problem, too, is I see plants, then have a difficult time trying to find space.

My biggest weakness is the mark down rack at Lowes! I buy way too much there, but it's cheap! Usually under $1 for anything. I just don't have the space, but hate to pass up a deal!!

Imagegardengus
Apr 28, 2010 6:05 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Serious frost here this morning.
Things are looking bad

Thumbnail by gardengus

ImageWindigo
Apr 28, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Name: Deb
We had a frost last night, too. I didn't have time to check things before work this morning. I'll be afraid to look when I get home!

Where in Indiana are you, if you don't mind my asking?

Deb
Imagegardengus
Apr 28, 2010 1:36 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
The middle of corn and beans
An hour north of Indy.
ImageWindigo
Apr 28, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Name: Deb
A very good friend of mine lives near Frankfort. Another good friend used to live in Kokomo.
Imagegardengus
Apr 28, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Kokomo is where I work , but we live out in the country about 30 minutes from town.
ImageWindigo
Apr 28, 2010 8:56 PM CST
Name: Deb
One of my best friends worked at Delphi in Kokomo for years. He retired a few years ago, and lives in Wisconsin, now. My first afghan puppy I bought from a woman in Greentown, IN. Kokomo used to have some of the best puppy matches, used to go down to that area several times a year for dog events.
ImageBluespiral
Jul 31, 2010 8:13 PM CST
Hi Deb and Cinda,

Nice to see you two over here, and I am so glad to see this cubit dedicated to two of my favorite flowers. I adore scented geraniums, but am terrible at keeping them going - perhaps on this cubit we can find ways to improve our pelargonioum skills?

On geraniums, I don't grow many, but I admire these greatly, too.

It'll be interesting to compare Muggy Maryland with the interior where y'all live.

Good luck with this forum,
Karen
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
ImageWindigo
Aug 1, 2010 6:52 AM CST
Name: Deb
Thanks, Karen, and welcome!
Things have been pretty slow here. I started this cubit because I love geraniums and pelargoniums, but I'm definitely no expert by any stretch of the imagination. It just seemed like a void that needed to be filled, but there hasn't been a lot of interest, and I'm no author, to be able to write articles, etc, that seem to attract more people to cubits.

Most of my geraniums and pelargoniums have been plant and forget them, and I've been lucky that they seem to be able to hold their own here.

I really love the hardy geraniums, but they bloom for such a short time.

Pelargoniums are wonderful, I love that they'll bloom all summer, and add a lot of color.

I've had some scented geraniums over the years, and they've done well for the season.

I really want to work at getting scented geraniums and pelargoniums to overwinter, so I don't have to start over with new plants each summer. I've had so many over the years that I've absolutely loved, and then couldn't find that cultivar the next year.

Deb
Imagestormyla
Aug 1, 2010 2:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hi Deb, Congratulations on being today's featured cubit!! It looks really good in here. Thumbs up

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