Although a modest group of plants, geraniums serve a wide range of purposes in the garden. As ground covers for both sun and shade, these flowering warriors of the garden sprawl and tumble throughout the perennial border. Investigate this genus and identify those that serve the gardener well. Selections will be discussed for garden-worthiness, growth habit, aesthetic consideration, siting, planting, cultivation and maintenance.
Elisabeth Cary is the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 25 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens.