Geraniums Aflame in November...
|Geranium fremontii at Cherokee Ranch, late October 2013|
|Geranium fremontii in South Park, eary July 2011|
|Geranium dalmaticum closeup|
|Geranium pretense at DBG|
A rambunctious weed--but such a beautiful one! I've admired this in Europe and wild high on the Altai Mountains of Central Asia--and have removed hundreds of unwanted seedlings from my rock gardens. But never altogether!
|Geranium regelii at my garden|
|Geranium renardii at DBG this week|
|Geranium renardii closeup|
|Geranium x cantabrigense|
Jim Archibald and I collected this at the base of Joubert's pass in the East Cape--although I have seen it growing abundantly at the highest elevations throughout Lesotho. It has possibly been confused with the utterly different Geranium magnificum and not made the impact that it should: it is a stunning garden plant and unlike any other geranium I grow its foliage actually PERSISTS ALL WINTER--i.e. it's a true evergreen. And it looks like very lustrous, very finely cut parsley...isn't that reason enough to grow a plant?
|Geranium sanguineum closeup at DBG|
November on my horticultural calendar is brightly colored by the Callery pears all over Denver, by the Oaks and the coloring of geraniums in all the gardens I love...and in nature of course (that biggest Garden of them all!)