Sunday, 5 January 2014

Miniature Stellar pelargonium "Crystal West" and more pics. from my trip to Australia

Miniature Stellar "Crystal West"
The miniature stellar "Crystal West" is another introduced by the late Brian West and named for a family member,  The single white flowers are speckled and splashed with a dark salmon colour.   The leaves are a dark green.  "Crystal West" is a cross between "Brading" and "Golden Starburst" and was introduced through Denmead Nursery.  I find this one flowers all summer long.

The third small pelargonium nursery I visited was at the home of Paul and Annette Sabel who live at  Port Elliott, South Australia.  Like the Frahn's, Paul and Annette grow their pelargoniums in polytunnels and sell their plants at local plant sales in the early summer.  The profits of their sales go to a national charity.  Paul and Annette have a beautiful garden, and also keep chickens (or chooks).  We were given a box of fresh eggs to take home, which was most generous.

Ivy leaf pelargonium tower

1 comment:

  1. Cudna jest miniaturowa pelargonia. Wspaniali są ludzie, którzy zysk ze sprzedaży swoich pelargonii przekazują na cele charytatywne.
    Wspaniałego 2014 roku !
    Cute is a miniature geranium. Wonderful are the people who profit from the sale of their geraniums communicate to charity.
    The Great 2014!


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