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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Sep 25, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Geranium maderense

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Puts on the most spectacular display of flowers.
In spite of hundreds of blooms, it only creates a few
seedlings each year.....which is perfect as it gets large.
Originally saw it at Balboa Park in San Diego years ago, though didn't realize it was a bi-annual geranium.

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Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Sep 25, 2018 6:07 PM CST
Great banner, Cal. Thanks for the info on it. It's not one I've ever had.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!

Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Fleur569
Sep 25, 2018 6:17 PM CST
A very delightful looking banner. It's great that you included the leaf structure to go with the blooms in your cropping. The slide show is beautiful!!
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 25, 2018 6:26 PM CST
Beautiful, Cal. Love the color. Lovey dubby
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
Dog Lover Garden Photography Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover
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GaNinFl
Sep 25, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Wonderful banner and insightful description you share, Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Sep 25, 2018 8:31 PM CST
Thank you all for the nice comments! Smiling
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Here is a little slideshow.... http://cal3d.com/NGA2018/geran...

If anyone wants seeds, please treemail me, and I will try save for you. Smiling


Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Sep 25, 2018 8:58 PM CST
Nice banner Cal!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Sep 25, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Beautiful Cal. Love the color. Here's the database link if you'd like to add your pics to it.

Madeiran Cranesbill (Geranium maderense)
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums
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Frenchy21
Sep 25, 2018 10:01 PM CST
Love the banner Cal. Your slideshow was delightful!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Sep 25, 2018 10:06 PM CST
Beautiful slideshow.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Sep 26, 2018 3:10 AM CST
Wonderful banner. Great photo.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 26, 2018 5:50 AM CST
Enjoyed the slide show, Cal. Wonderful way to start the morning. Thumbs up
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Sep 26, 2018 6:34 AM CST
Thank You! Glad you enjoyed the slideshow. Smiling

It always amazes me how it re-seeds......you would think there would be a lawn of plants,
but I find only 5~10 new ones per year.....more than enough to fill a small flower bed.

And they are so spindly........I leave them alone, and only transplant if they are in a
bad spot. No problems with snails, slugs, mildew, rust. Maybe some mealy bugs, but
easy to treat.

Eventually, they have a 2 inch trunk & a humongous bouquet, and fern-like foliage.

They do need a sturdy stake the 2nd year as the base is "only" 1 inch thick, and they can break under their own weight.
But they may also be propped up by the sturdy stems of their lower leaves as well.

Hope you will add to your garden so you can enjoy them as much as I do. Thumbs up
Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."

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