Wednesday 29 November 2017

Zonal Pelargonium "Edwards Joyce" The South Australian Pelargonium Show

Edwards Joyce is one of the beautiful pelargoniums raised by the well known Australian hybridiser, Marj Edwards.

I took this photograph at the South Australian Geranium & Pelargonium Society Annual Show.   I have close family in Adelaide who I love to visit as much as I can, usually every couple of years or so, but I am also a member of SAGPS.   I was honoured to once again judge the Best in Show together with Marj Edwards.  Although the standard was very high and there were several plants we could have chosen, we jointly agreed on this magnificent plant of Appleblossom Rosebud, grown and exhibited by Paul Sabel.  Well done Paul.  It's a beautiful plant and we had never seen so many flowers on Appleblossom Rosebud.

The following are some photographs of the plant sales.    This is a huge event with members of the public coming from far and wide to attend and purchase beautiful well-grown pelargoniums

 Setting up

Bringing in the plants

Rodger Argent (in red cap) checks his plants are still in good condition after the drive from his home.

Joyce Gepp directs proceedings

Heather Heinecke checks the plants

A final check by Lorraine Kernick and Rodger Argent

Early purchases

Ready for the customers

Interstate visitors and me
Janet Martin, WA, Marj Edwards, Vic. Ken Pilgrim, Lorraine Pilgrim, Vic.
Me (UK) and Mark of Marks Plants People Nature Facebook page.

I was contacted a few days ago by Thompson & Morgan asking if I would mind them mentioning this blog on their blog? Would I Mind?   Of course I wouldn't mind.   Today I received a note in my InBox saying the blog was out and giving me the link which I will add below.  Of course, you will all have seen my blogs that it mentions, but there are eleven more garden and flower blogs mentioned for you to enjoy as well.
Thank you T&M

Zonartic Pelargonium "Lara Welcome"

Lara Welcome is on the new zonartic pelargoniums - a cross between a zonal pelargonium and P. articulatum - a species pelargonium - hence the name "Zonartic".   They were bred by the late Cliff Blackman of Australia in his quest to produce a yellow pelargonium.   He did produce yellow pelargonium and lots of other beautiful zonartics on the way. Lara Welcome is one of the beautiful flowers he produced along the way to they yellow pelargonium.

Below is a photograph I took of Cliff at the Conference I attended in Geelong, Australia in 2009.    This shows him with one of his yellow pelargoniums