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"Thank you" to all of you who called to schedule your spring planting! Please understand that my planting schedule is completely dependent upon appropriate weather. If a late frost is predicted, the planting schedule will be delayed.
If you still need to get scheduled contact me today! Planting starts (tenatively) May 15.
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for your Geranium
*To deadhead, bend the main flower stem backward until it snaps from the plant stem - being careful not to break off a leg of your plant.
*Geraniums are rarely bothered by insect pests.
*A Geranium or Pelargonium grown from seed can take 5 months or more to flower so get your geraniums from the nursery.
*Pellies are sometimes grown for their scented leaves which may smell of lemon, nutmeg, apple, coconut or rose. Try rubbing the leaves and then sniffing your fingers to see if you can identify a scent.
*Pellies do not require a rest period and can be overwintered inside your home. However, they will drop most of their leaves and need to be cut back making it a messy process.
*If you're feeling adventurous, the leaves and flowers are edible. Sprinkle over a salad for an interesting splash of color and spicy flavor.
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What's in a Name: Geranium/Pelargonium
the past two months I’ve shared with you information
about Narcissus and Lilies and how they got their names. This month,
sharing information about Geraniums and Pelargoniums.
Trying not to be snobbish, some horticulturists may refer to Pelargoniums as “Pellies.” Rarely will anyone ever correct you for calling the plant a Geranium; after all, that is its family name. It would be like calling someone by their last name – not exactly wrong, but not quite right either.
The genus Pelargonium is further divided into six groups:
Geraniums/Pelargoniums are sturdy, long-blooming plants which have been a favorite in the garden for centuries. New and continued work in breeding and cultivating keep the Geranium interesting and popular - look for new colors every year at the garden center!Stephanie Selig
tel: (970) 988-3808
Crockett, James Underwood. "Pelargonium." Annuals. New York: Time-Life, 1971. 142-43. Print.
"Geranium." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 06 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geranium>.
Jewell, Jennifer. "Not Your Grandmother's Geraniums." Colorado Homes & Lifestyles June-July 2007: 59-63. Print.
"Pelargonium." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 06 Apr. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium.
"Seeds from Pelargonium Grossularioides / Scented Coconut Geranium." Scented Leaf. 03 Aug. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. <http://scentedleaf.blogspot.com/2010/08/seeds-from-pelargonium-grossularioides.html>.
Wells, Diana. "Geranium." 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 1997. 84-85. Print.