Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum: Geranium Seed and Plant Sources

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dormantsrule
Jan 16, 2013 1:18 PM CST
I am hoping to obtain sources that you recommend for seeds and plants. Hoping to surprise an 82 year old neighbor with a surprise gift. Thanks much.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 16, 2013 5:49 PM CST
Are you looking for geraniums, or pelargoniums?

Karen
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dormantsrule
Jan 16, 2013 9:22 PM CST
Hi Karen - Geraniums.
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 17, 2013 4:34 AM CST
I can personally recommend Geranium wlassovianum
Cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum)

jlhudson has several geraniums, though I don't see that one
http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/SeedlistF-G.htm

Harris has a couple
http://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/s-499-geranium.aspx

T&M has a couple
http://www.tmseeds.com/category/s?keyword=perennial+geranium
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dormantsrule
Jan 17, 2013 10:49 AM CST
Thans Karen - I decided to buy the plants from Trio Nursery.

http://www.trionursery.com/store/geranium
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 17, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Good luck with them.

Karen
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dormantsrule
Jan 20, 2013 12:46 PM CST
I wanted to mention that http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com has free shipping on $30 and they have geranium seeds.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 7, 2013 6:25 AM CST
Looking for an update
Did you order seeds and plants?
...and was your neighbor surprised?
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dormantsrule
Apr 7, 2013 9:43 PM CST
gardengus said:Looking for an update
Did you order seeds and plants?
...and was your neighbor surprised?


Hi Cinda ,
I bought both and my real thrill was finding 4 vintage linen dish towels with a red geranium print at a tag sale. She was so happy and surprised her eyes lit up with hearts. I also picked up some potting soil and gave her some some seed starting trays. It's easy for me to take off in the car and get supplies and I never gave a thought to inviting her along or offering to pick up potting soil, etc for her . But she knows now! One interesting thing she said was that she used to over winter annual geraniums in the basement.

Her birthday is in August and a friend with more cake decorating skills than me is going to make a small cake decorated with (icing) geraniums. I'll post a photo of it.





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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 8, 2013 5:11 AM CST
Oh, you sound like a good neighbor,my parents are 83 and they look after a neighbor who is 94.
Thanks for the update and I will look for the cake photo Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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