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Blenheim, New Zealand

this is one of the seedlings that flowered last summer for me

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Lilburn, GA

It is gorgeous Boot!

Blenheim, New Zealand

Thanks Spider, this is the Parent

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Bettendorf, IA

Beautiful! I am just starting my garden but plan to have lots of room for these. Are they hard to grow? Any tips?

Inverness, MS(Zone 8a)

I know...I'm not the be photographer. I hope to learn more about using this camera.

But, here is one of mine.

Dee

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Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Boots - I have to take a couple of pics and post them soon. #115 and #125 are fantastic! They are both in full bloom and stand up to our wind! 'Johnson Blue' may get a new home - I'm tired of that floppy thing that looks awful after the first windy day!

Blenheim, New Zealand

pegzhere I do not think some are hard to grow, they can self sow a lot, so it does not take long to have heaps.
Growing from seed. Barely cover,and I have had the lot rot off, because of over watering.

another seedling from the above plant

Dee lovely colour, lets see more.

kooger
Love to see what you got from 115 125. most have too stand the wind here.

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Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

Are these geraniums? I had no idea they looked like this. They sure are beautiful. What are these called and where do I get them?

Jesse

Lilburn, GA

Kooger, areyou able to buy plants rings to hold up the foliage in the US? In England I had mine help by plant rings and they worked very well. The plants look beautiful and don't flop.

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

Are you talking about the plant rings that Rob's Violets sells. If so, Allison bought some from there. So maybe they could help you too.

Jesse

Lilburn, GA

I think the ones for violets are too small. These are rings with supports and keep the plants high from the ground.

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

So how can I learn how to grow these beautiful flowers. I have admired them for a long time but I thought they only grew in the spring and summer and then died. I did not know that you could keep them as a houseplant. I love the beautiful blue ones. They are so pretty.

Jesse

Lilburn, GA

these are hardy geraniums, outdoor plants that grow in borders.

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

So how do I know which ones are are grown indoors and which ones are grown outdoors?

Jesse

Lilburn, GA

the outside ones are called hardy geraniums.

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

Okay. Thanks for letting me know. When I have gone to HD, the only ones that I've ever seen are the red ones. I didn't even know that they came in blue or the other colors. So how do you find these hardy ones? Do you grown them from seed?

Jesse

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Yes, we can buy various kinds of rings but I learned from a thread a couple of years ago, cutting a four ring tomato ladder in half and making two small holder-uppers! :) I really like a plant that doesn t flop tho. Going out to take pics of 115 and 125.

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Ok here goes - this is # 115 - these are seeds from one of Boots' crosses - you'll have to tell the parentage if anyone is interested. They are now 2 year old plants. The leaves are very large - up to 5 inches across. The plant stands about 2 ft tall.

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Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

And here is # 125. This plant is larger than 115 - wider, but close to the same height.

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Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

This one shows the blue colour better - behind it is the Johnson's Blue which is a little larger bloom and a darker blue.

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Lilburn, GA

Kooger, they are stunning!

How many geraniums do you have?

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Not a lot - besides those two, there's another one of them in the front bed, one of those , hmm, how did that get there? plants. I think those seeds germinated so well, I ended up begging peeps to take them. I believe one got planted there cuz I thought a plant had died. Now it's sharing the space with a 'crazy daisy'. lol Neither is doing well, too much shade. But I digress, as usual....

#115
#125
Nimbus
Johnson's Blue
Sanguineum
reddish flowered one whose tag appears to have gone awol!
starting seeds for Splish Splash

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Plantcrazii - the outdoor perennial plants are geraniums. The large bloomed, tender plants are called pelargoniums but the common name is geranium. Sometimes they will say zonal geranium on the tag. Martha Washingtons are also tender geraniums - known as Regal in the UK. Ivyies are also pelargoniums.

Here's the lineage of a perennial-
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Cultivar: Johnson's Blue

Here's the lineage of a zonal-
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Pelargonium
Species: x hortorum
Cultivar: Vancouver Centennial

Hope this helps explain the difference. Ithink Boots could tell u a whole lot more. :)


Blenheim, New Zealand

kooger I think you have explaned it way better than I could.
Erodium are lovelly too.
your geraniums have grown up to be beautys . I think your125 and mine are all most the same

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Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

I think I accidently 'unwatched' this thread. lol Your's looks a bit more lavender or mauve than mine. Mine was definitely blue, light blue. Are u saying that your's is 125 also? Different colours from the same cross?

Blenheim, New Zealand

Yes LOL this is the plant I call 125, but I also call the seed that, so I know , and you know, what you might get.
Seed from the same plant may all turn out different. As my pics above are, there are still more to flower, but next spring now.

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

oh, very interesting to see how they all turn out. Are you looking for a particular colour?

Dunedin, FL(Zone 10b)

HHmmm heard you girls say my name !
Jesse look here for different types to buy..
geraniums erodiums pelargoniums

http://geraniaceae.com/geraniums/

http://geraniaceae.com/pelargoniums/


http://geraniaceae.com/erodiums/

Dunedin, FL(Zone 10b)

Jesse I think you will realy like this one !

http://geraniaceae.com/bin/detail.cgi?id=547

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

that is gorgeous! .....I have never heard of erodiums before reading this thread. The coolest(temp) one I saw on that site was z5 so I doubt I will be trying any.

Dunedin, FL(Zone 10b)

They are Gorgous ! The prices are not bad either !

Blenheim, New Zealand

they are great links Violet , did not know there are so many,
kooger just trying to grow something that looks good.
and my computer always goes wrong here.

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes, I do like that one. It is beautiful.

Jesse

Dunedin, FL(Zone 10b)

It always amazes me how many of each type of plant there is. I never knew there were over 30 thousand African violets, so many Begonia, Bromeliads, Plumeria ALL of them ! Isn't it wonderful ! I look at all the beauties wish I could have them all. lol
Jesse I kenw you'd like that one and the prices are not bad either !

Dallas, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes I do love it. It is a real beauty. But where I'm moving there is all shade except for a little morning sun in the front. So I need to know what types of plants grow in all shade for my back yard. It is total shade. I finally get my outside plants growing and then I have to move across the street to total shade. But I do have a little sun in the mornings so I think what I will be okay. I will sit my plants around the front where the sun shines in the morning. And maybe someone knows what will grow in the shade. I went to Walmart last night but all they had were annuals for the sun and nothing for the shade. I guess maybe someone will know something. But I love the ones you just showed me. They really are pretty.

Jesse

Dunedin, FL(Zone 10b)

Jesse
I feel morning sun is fine. Here in Florida nothing takes Full sun even plants that say they do.
A year a half ago we moved down the street leaving behind thousands of $$$ of garden beds. The people did not care for them. They even dug up expensive roses and more. I just don't go look anymore. Here our garden beds are less but fun mostly all shade and everything grows prfect in it !
We are now moving next door . Next door needs lots of repairs and have to sell this home ... This time we are digging up all plants. Except our Colous ( SP) we have had about 4 years. We can take cuttings it roots and grows like a weed. ! We Love it ! I shall have just about all shae there also, hardly any windows compared to here for my plants. But I will have an extra bedroom for my plants. A couple screen room I think I can grow Begonias and Epsicas in but I'm not sure Winters still can get cold . Hubby may close in front screen room with windows and we already have the windows he bought while back on a good deal !
I'm not up for a move not even next door, thewn selling this home fixing that one. But my neighbor died and we got a great deal.
We have a beautiful 100 percent done over single wide with add on and screen room will be selling ~~
We are getting a double wide 24 x 56 for same price BUT it has no Roof over, needs all new plywood floors lots of repairs when ours is move in condtion. BUT the park owner bought it from our neighbors kids more a less gave us the moeny to buy it and when we sell ours we pay him back. This is a hugh Blessing as we would not ever had the money to buy it. But we do have to save pennies even more as we have to pay two lots rents/two electrcity, two insurance until we sell ours. Praying ours sell fast !
Jesse past to days I went to bed early/;ate afternoon all night , with pain..did not pack. Do you want your plants now or after you move ?

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