Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You're never too old to learn

A large part of the reason I started this blog was my lack of knowledge. I know there are lots of you out there who have answers to my questions so please feel free to share.

I recently bought a fantastic book on Fynbos (the smallest of the six floral kingdoms of the world). This is some of what I learnt about the Pelargonium. One of the five largest Fynbos genera, 148 of the 270 species worldwide are found here in the Cape Floristic region. So out of the three Pelargoniums I have in my garden only one is from the Cape ~ the Pelargonium capitatum (Kusmalva in Afrikaans). That is of course if I identified it correctly, an interesting exercise in itself.

Pelargonium capitatum/Kusmalva

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