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We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargoniums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with five-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately-divided leaves.
Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown and will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Most die back in winter.
Everything about ‘Melinda’ is first-class, from her upright shapely stature and well-branched vigorous habit, to her elegant leaves and lovely soft rose-pink blossoms. Fingered foliage fashions a good-looking basal clump dressed by a legion of pink-veined flowers that bloom for months.
Discovered at the prestigious Dutch nursery, Rijnbeek, and named for the owner’s daughter-in-law, this enticing new Geranium is a cross between Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’ and Geranium endressii, boasting the best from both parents.
Poised to please, position her in a prominent spot coupled with summer flowering
Blooms May – July.
Size: 15" high x 10"–12" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Geranium ‘Melinda’ (P-1650)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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