So - What is new? You are invited to comment/ correct/ send news. Thanks to everyone who has responded thus far.
> New: Annual Central Coast Geranium Society Sale May 11 & 12 (05/02/13)
More history of Pelargonium: 17th Century: Important People, Dates and Publications (04/01/13)
18th Century: Important People, Dates and Publications (04/01/13)
> New Events (04/01/13)
> A book review: Geranium, by Kasia Boddy (03/05/13)
> LA Geranium Conference Feb. 23, 2013 (03/08/13) I
> New Quotes (01/30/13)
> Events (01/30/13)
> Nothing is new under the sun/ 1850 article on the difference between Pelargonium & Geranium.(01/03/13)
> The Geranium and Pelargonium Society are on Facebook. It's time "to like" them. (12/18/12)
> A question from Florida about Regals (12/18/12)
> We had a Merry Celebration together (12/18/12)
> 10 More Interesting Gleanings from the Internet (11/06/2012)
> Cynthia Pardoe at next meeting, Wed Nov. 28th . (11/05/2012)
> Meeting, Wed. Oct. 24th, 7 pm. (10/08/2012)
> Botany 102 - Plant Chimeras, Sources of Wonder in Pelargoniums (10/02/2012)
>The Real Chimaera (10/02/2012)
> Videos of the Geranium Hula Dancers (09/30/2012)
> "An Ode from a peeved Pelargonium" a poem by Cliff Blackman (09/27/2012)
> The Stem Apex (09/02/2012)
> A special invitation. (08/19/2012)
> No Drug (Geranamine) in Geranium (08/07/2012)
> The Identification of the Genus Pelargonium by Cliff Blackman (08/07/2012)
> Check Articles to see if you have missed anything.
> Garden tours in the Summer (07/01/2012)
> Jakob Klier-Austrian Horticulturist (07/01/2012)
> Introducing a new cultivar Pelargonium x hortorum 'Jean Byrne' (06/03/2012)
> Dr. Shubert's 100th Birthday celebration at the Denver Botanic Gardens (06/03/2012)
> CCGS's 2012 Geranium Sale @ Halcyon Spring Faire, May 12 &13, was a
success. Thanks to everyone who added to this great event. (05/15/2012)
> Other Events (05/03/2012)
Sat., March 24, 2012 at the LA County Arboretum was successful.(04/07/2012)
> New links - a gardening blog, a nursery and a website from Sweden (03/25/20120
and Charles Rager's Pelargonium Inroductions (03/13/2012)
> Good websites for Pelargonium pictures (02/11/2012)
> "When to Water." advice by Jim Zemcik (02/05/2012)
Upcoming events (02/05/2012)
> "Charles Rager, His Plants, His Service, His Friends" by Dr. James E. Sefton. (01/31/2012)
> Happy New Year Images added to Christmas "Through the Eyes of Children" (01/05/2012)
> Gleanings from the Web (01/04/2012)
> (after a joyous Holiday hiatus) A tribute to Leopold Trattinick &
> "Through the Eyes of Children," a celebration of Christmas, Children & Pelargoniums (12/28/11)
> Martha Washington (Regal) Geraniums an article by Jim Zemcik (11/13/11)
> A review of Joe Seals excellent new book, Central Coast Gardening Essentials (10/04/11)
> A musical tribute to South Africa (09/18/11)
> the Curious Connection of a 7th C. Irish monk to Geranium? (09/14/11)
> Sande Hooten, a wonderful member of CCGS, has created an excellent website,
www.gardenstuffetc.com , full of information about gardening on the Central Coast. (09/10/11)
> New, at last, updates! (09/04/11) Color Terms - Did You Know?
and to prove we Pelargonistas have diverse interests,
CCGS trips to Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and Cal Orchid Inc. by Sheri Willebrad
Current events (09/05/11)
> Memories and more from a summer trip, Denver, Memorial and Pelargonium (07/02/11)
> The Others. Very Varied Zonal 'Geraniums' Pelargoniums (06/01/11) and
> More gleanings from the Web in Compost 3 with active links to some interesting websites (04/02/11)
Charles Craib on Sarcocaulens and Monsonias to be published in April. (03/25/11)
> Information & photos from " A Celebration of Geraniums" LA Geranium Society event, March 5. (03/16/11)
> Geraniums & Pelargoniums on the Internet. More Google Alerts. (03/02/11)
> Events in the gardening world on the Central Coast + LA and SF (02/07/11. Updated 03/02/11)
> The ever-expanding, ever-more impressive Regal Photogallery ( 01/24/11 )
> An approach to the internet, Google Alerts ( 01/19/11 )
> The photogallery of the Regal Preservation Project is expanding. Also, some garden
advice from Jim Zemcik. ( 01/12/11 )
> After a Holiday hiatus, we begin the New Year by exploring the amazing breadth and depth of geraniacious
information on the internet in Compost 1. ( 01/06/11 )
> The author, Anne Wilkinson, invites you to buy her book, The Passion for Pelargoniums ,
on her website, www.annewilkinson.net (12/3/10)
December Events > "Gorgeous Gardens Along the Pacific Coast" talk & slide show Dec. 11 SLO Botanical Garden
> CCGS Annual Christmas Dinner Dec. 15
A Book Review of The Passion for Pelargoniums: How they found their place in the garden
(Anne Wilkinson, 2007, Sutton Publishing Ltd.) (11/28/10)
> Points of View 4, interesting quotations from Rex Stout, The League of Frightened Men (11/3/10)
> "Ashes to ashes," an article by a very patient and gifted gardener. (10/19/10)
> Perhaps, "The Big Apple" will become "The Big Geranium." (10/16/10)
> Welcome to The International Regal Preservation Project,, a new addition to geraniumsonline. (6/ 30/ 10)
> New events: Garden Tour, Anaheim Plant Sale, Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale (05/16/10)
> New history article, Connections, Legacies and Contributions - Prof.H. E. Moore, Jr. Also, checkk events. (04/11/10)
> Amazing new uses of geraniums. See what's new "In the Geranium/ Pelargonium world" (below.) (03/15/10)
> History article, Connections, Legacies and Contributions - Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. Alsso, a list of gardening-related events. (03/01/10)
> Not a complete makeover, but some new cosmetic touches. Plus, the ever-amazing many facets of Geranium. See "What's new in the Geranium world"
> Article on Cliff Blackman, Zonartic Pelargoniums and Yellow-Flowered Geraniums 02/04/10
> Belated news. CCGS members elected new officers during the Nov.2009 meeting.
2010 Officers are: President Wayne Handlos, Vice-President Marcia McCarthy, Secretary Sharon Sacchethi and Treasurer Bob Weissberg.
Bios and photos to follow. (Hint to new officers to forward some information and a photo of themselves.) 01/19/10
Geranium World" (See below.) and all 91 webpages uploaded again to include a new menu with a separate link to writings related to
Geraniums, as well as, the 2010 copyright date. 01/06/10
Updates in 2009. Site launched 11/19/09.
In the Geranium/ Pelargonium world:
If you thought geraniums and pelargoniums had just one purpose - to make your garden look lovely - think again. From pesticides to gin..
Geraniums may hold the key to controlling the devastating Japanese beetle, which feeds on nearly 300 plant species and costs the ornamental
plant industry $450 million in damage each year, according to scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The beetle,
Popillia japonica Newman, can feast on a wide variety of plants, including ornamentals, soybean, maize, fruits and vegetables. But within 30
minutes of consuming geranium petals, the beetle rolls over on its back, its legs and antennae slowly twitch, and it remains paralyzed for
several hours. The beetles typically recover within 24 hours when paralyzed under laboratory conditions, but they often succumb to death under field
conditions after predators spot and devour the beetles while they are helpless. More info at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/ pr/2010/100308.htm (by Alfredo Flores)
Entrepreneur Henrik Hammer has made a new gin flavoured with their petals The resulting 44 per cent ABV Geranium Gin, is now made in small
batches at Langley Distillery in the Black Country. It's great with both dry and sweet mixers, and has a more delicate, flowery flavour than
conventional gin.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1252242/Why-soon-likely-geraniums-gin-garden.html#ixzz0g6JqM9Nt
Rose scented geranium growers expect to revitalize their local economies by employing lots of people to help propagate the rose scented geraniums
that will be crushed for their oil and sold to England and Europe for soaps and perfumes. But most recently it was announced last month that the rose scented
geranium is being used to make Gin…..yes, for cocktails. “Geranium Gin” was developed by Hammer & Son Ltd. in England by a father and son who dreamed
of making the best Gin ever that could be used with crisp mixers of tonic or vermouth, and fruity mixers like juices and berries. Geranium Premium London Dry
Gin is distilled according to tradition that is over 350 yrs. old, using a 100 yr. old copper pot still, and a mix of 10 fresh and dried botanicals. The father, a
chemist, did not live to see the first bottle in stores but the son has distributors in England, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland.
More information at www.geraniumgin.com
Thanks to Jim Zemcik and Orange County G.S. newsletter for these items.
** Apparently, true geraniums are carnivorous...
When using the above link, the "temporary cookie" login is apparently unnecessary if you click on "Home" in the menu (upper right). On the home page, enter "carnivorous geraniums" in the Search. This will lead you to "Murderous plants: Victorian Gothic, Darwin and modern insights into vegetable carnivory." Botany Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 161, Issue 4, Dec. 2009.
** A new product, created with a antioxidant-rich sea salt base infused with the essential oils of rosemary, peppermint, lavender, and geranium claims to take only one exfoliating session to see (and feel) results! It leads to dry chapped skin being gently sloughed off, leaving a soft nourished layer. No wonder we love geraniums!
** On 1st January 2009, BPGS (British Pelargonium and Geranium Society) merged with the other UK specialist, Pelargonium & Geranium Society, to become The Pelargonium & Geranium Society (PAGS). The Society's website is www.thepags.org.uk and is well worth a visit.
** The International Geranium Society (IGS): is not accepting membership applications at this time.
In the Central Coast Geranium Society (CCGS):
Inspired by this website, geraniumsonline.com, CCGS members have new enthusiasm for all things Geranium and Pelargonium.
We celebrated at a Christmas/ Holiday party on December 16th in Grover Beach.
Diane is recreating the movie, "The Music of Geraniums." The current one is too long to upload (yes, even on YouTube). However, it is on a DVD.