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Matt Matt

1 hour 12 minutes ago

Peter shared that awesome photo of P echinatum with many small tubers in a micro pot, so I looked for this photo that I remember taking of an echinatum seedling: the first thing they develop is a small tuber! Next to it is the adult plant, hoping for flowers later…

Joseph HIdalgo

3 hours 37 minutes ago


Joseph HIdalgo

22 hours 2 minutes ago

Haircut overdue, new topdressing and inspection of the tuber. I will post the regrowth. I have to do this every other year. I find if I left the stems get too leggy it exhausts the plant and the growth and flowers are weaker vs if I trim it. To see…

Joseph HIdalgo

3 hours 33 minutes ago

Guess? Hint. What color is that?

Matt Matt

5 days 1 hour ago

I wonder what our members do with the remains of inflorescences on P laxum, P carnosum, P parvipetalum, P keeromsbergense and similar Otidia species? I have seen plants in collections where after flowering the peduncles are left and grow into thin branches, which then flower again etc, so in effect…

Gitte Adahl

12 hours 43 minutes ago

Hello! When is it possible to buy the book: the international register and checklist of pelargonium cultivars?

Rudi Goossens

4 days 20 hours ago

We have been asked to identify this Pelargonium by the director of the Selmar Schonland Herbarium Rhodes University Botany Department, Tony Dold. Please help. --- quoted text In 2016 I collected a Hoarea between Steytlerville and Willowmore - its now flowering and I'm unable to place it. I've put a…

Peter Liekkio

1 day 12 hours ago

Peter Liekkio shared Pete's pots and plants's album to the group: Geraniaceae Group.

I am more a fan of the structural shapes of the stems and underground roots/tubers than the ephemeral flowers of Pelargoniums. Many species grow in the harshest conditions in poor rocky soils. When I have extra plants to experiment with I like to show off the stems and roots and underpot them dramatically to accentuate these features and test their survivability. So far they seem to do well with this growing style. These are almost like shohin or mame bonsai. Some are slow growing with reduced leaf size while some maintain large leaves and to me are not quite as attractive. This is a fairly new growing style so the long term effects on plant health is not yet fully determined.

For other growers interested in experimenting with this growing style, my growing conditions in Seattle are cool low light winters and short summer with sun and clouds alternating. In the greenhouse it can get occasionally hot. Also these plants spend the summers on the floor under the greenhouse benches so they are cooler and out of direct sun. All of my winter growing Pelargoniums are under the benches also but are in 4 or 6 inch pots with very well draining 80% pumice and 20% organics. This is the same mix in the small pots. When I tried a rich mix thinking that the small pots would not dry so fast the plants were not happy. Experiment with caution your conditions may be different.

Ernie DeMarie

1 day 9 hours ago