Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spring in South Africa





My business trip to Johannesburg took me from autumn to spring; flowering coming into bloom, some of which I can fin din my own garden (thanks to the Victorian plant hunters) but others less familiar. There was one little plant that I think would be very useful in my garden: it was a low carpeting slivery green with a leaf that ressembled Artemesia but had mauve flowers. Anybody know what it is?
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3 comments:

Elephant's Eye said...

Your query is Geranium incanum. Had one self seeded in our garden.

Ingrid in Umbria said...

Cara Yvonne,

Not a bad "business" trip. Spending time in African gardens. Looking forward to more succulent "close ups" . Bacione, Ingrid

my hesperidesgarden said...

Welcome back. Lucky you! How lovely to be in spring again even for only a short while. Actually I feel that it is like a second more gentle spring in my garden. Everything is looking fresher again and the roses are giving their best for a second or third time. R. mutabilis is looking stunning. Christina