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Pelargonium ‘Splendide’

From Robin Parer’s nursery Geraniaceae “A scandent shrub; leaves are pinnate, grey and hairy; a truly splendid hybrid with red upper petals, a dark center and almost white lower petals; do not leave outside in rain and prune very carefully.”

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Some Plants to Forget

You won’t be rushing home from work to check on how these plants are holding up on a hot, dry summer day. Just forget about them. Aeonium with a nice, snaky curve, ballota, sedum, golden sedge, and a little pelargonium … Continue reading

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Second Look (Erodium pelargoniflorum)

Little plants like this erodium, that wouldn’t rate a second look in summer, for a brief time have the field to themselves in early spring. So many modest spring bloomers like this erodium are described as “charming,” which sounds like … Continue reading

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Pelargonium echinatum

From Robin Parer’s Geraniaceae site comes possible confirmation as to the identity of my 3-year-old, winter-flowering, summer-dormant pelargonium, P. echinatum, whose winter performance in a 6-inch pot thrills me no end. Just as cold-climate gardeners haul their tender beauties out … Continue reading

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