I bought my first collector sort in the year 1987, I took cuttings and
tried to make the flower pass the winter in different ways. This succeded
with varying results, but it still became several Pelargonium each year.
Autumn 2001 "my supply" became built and I had a space on 6 kvm and the
upportunity to pass my Pelargoniums for the winter in a space with
temperature 6-8 degrees and on that way it is!
As more I read about Pelargoniums as more interested I am. There are so
many sorts out there!
If you like me are having
pain in your back or are handicapped in other way?
To grow in pots is much
more comfortable cause you dont have to lie on the knees cleaning weeds. A
pot you can easy lift up on a suitable level when it will be taken care
The neighbours are
wondering what I am doing with my flowers in pots. They grow and flourish.
I gladly tell them that my pot plants are watered with nettlewater.
It is both fattening and
prevents from vermin at the same time. I have a big water barrel field
with water and I put a fistfull of nettle in there each time i fill it up.
Then it is just to water. Of course there is one disadvantage,
the water barrel with Nettles in smells awful so you need a empty corner
in the garden to hide the barrel in. A corner you dont visit yourself. I
There are many kinds of Pelargoniums
is the largest group and are known on it´s leaves that are almost round
with short lobes throughout the leaves-edges.
Many also has a ring on the leaves in a different colour.
. Zonalerna can be single-flowered,
half-double or multi-double.
Here it is the old sorts that have been passed on from generation to
Miniature are counted in here.
They are all easy to multiply through cuttings and are easy to handle,
strong growing and like it best in the sun. Most of them become about 25
cm high and new sorts are coming every year.
a sort amongs Zonalerna
where every crown-leaf are "freckly" with small dots looking like birdeggs.
mostly grown for it´s beautiful leaves, the flower is often small and insignificant.
With them 2 coloured are the leaf white or creamy-yellow. With the 3
coloured it is often multiply colours than in 3
in the leaves.
Can be golden,
creamy-white, red, brown on the leaves.
Fancy Leaved Geraniums
leaves with big flowers.
Sented pelargonium Scented
Have small flowers mostly white or red.
is the leaves that smells. A light touch and the sent is spread in the
There is smells of citrus-fruit,
strawberry, peach, hazelnut, mint, cocos,
apple, chocolate, apricote, but even with strange smells like burn
plastic, mechanical workshop or not so very nice smells like goat. All
theese are eatable in sallads or like tasting in a sugar-cake. You can
even brew the on them.
dont ge any higher than 20 cm. It has leaves and has flowers of normal
never get any more than 13 cm high, often with very small leaves and
double or single flowers.
Trailing Ivy Geraniums
has hard leaves and flowers that are simple, filled, double or like small
rose bouquets. Blossom from May to October. Is also as an Hybrid and
Rosepelargoniums - Rosebud Geraniums
flower looks like a bouquet of roses that never opens completly. They are
sensitive for rain and should be under roof.
has flowers that are a bit sprawling and reminds of stars.
They often blossom very much and can stand rain well cause the small
crown-leaves dry fast after some rain.
Here it is both Dwarf and Miniatures as well.
has very large flowers often. They must have a cool growing-spot on the
spring so they can blossom. Like it out in the sun on the summer