Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
|Bi-Coloured leaf zonal pelargonium "Mrs Mappin"|
"Mrs Mappin" is beautiful! - She has single flowers of the palest pink with slightly darker ‘eye’. She is a zonal pelargonium and her leaves are silver and green bi-coloured. She stands tall and proud in the greenhouse.
|Bi-Coloured zonal pelargonium "Mrs Mappin"|
"Mrs Mappin" was introduced circa 1988 in John Thorpe’s catalogue. Sometimes in catalogues she is referred to as "Mrs J Mappin". Does anyone know who Mrs Mappin was/is?
|Leaves of "Mrs Mappin"|
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Friday, 5 September 2014
|"Little Alice" Dwarf zonal pelargonium|
I have had "Little Alice" in my collection almost since I first began to collect pelargoniums. This dwarf zonal pelargonium produces an abundance of bright salmon/orange double flowers. The leaves are a well zoned dark green. Little Alice is a good exhibition plant as it has a naturally compact and bushy habit. Introduced in the UK by Ken Lea in the late 1980’s.
Last month I attended the Annual Show in Toronto of the Geranium, Pelargonium & Fuchsia Society of Ontario with Sandy Connerley and Jean Hausermann. The Show was held at the Toronto Botanical Gardens and was well attended by exhibitors, members and visitors. Here are a few photo’s I took of the Show. Many thanks to all the members of the Society for making us so welcome.