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Geranium maderense - Madeira Geranium and me in Balboa Park


Geranium maderense - Madeira Geranium and me in Balboa Park (Geranium maderense - Madeira Geranium)

I'm standing next to a Geranium maderense - Madeira Geranium in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Some were in bloom but this plant wasn't blooming yet...however, I wanted to show scale. I'm 6 foot / 1.83 meters tall. Yes, and I know...I look like a tourist. LOL!!!
Photo taken on a hot Feb. 16th 2010 day.



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Nice one Delonix....that's absolutely huge!!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Crumbs....thats a big 'un....Nice to see you D!!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Woweeee !!!
That's huge ..... i'm glad you took this shot because you wouldn't believe it otherwise !

17 Feb, 2010

 

Bluespruce, Amblealice and Louise1:

Yes, this clump was large...however, there's actually larger/taller clumps. This plant grows wild in Balboa Park. A few were blooming...I can guess within the next couple of weeks many more will be in bloom.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Typical tourist in hat and bright shirt..Lol.
Nice to see you, Delonix ..
...and the giant geranium.... :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

That is enormous ... photo does show how huge it is.

17 Feb, 2010

 

wow,that is some plant.Hot summer day?? whats that ! Freezing fog here,so not like you,with a big smile :o))...Want to swap ?lol.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Terratoonie:

Yes, I look like a typical tourist when it's hot or warm outside. It was unbelievably warm even at 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon when this photo was taken. : > )

17 Feb, 2010

 

Bernieh:

These plants grow wild in many shady areas of the park. This plant was in the perfect photo opp area.

Bloomer:

Thanks! We're just having the typical winter heat wave which started last Friday and should be ending by this coming Saturday. Freezing fog sounds horrible! BRRR! I hope it warms up soon for you! : > )

17 Feb, 2010

 

I am so envious - I love this plant but can never grow it to anywhere near this size - no wonder you have a smile on your face! They grow well in the far Southwest of the UK (Cornwall) but nothing as spectacular as this.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Andy Hi.......That Geranium is huge and I love the shirt....But.....do you have to rub it in how hot it is when we are all crying for a little bit of Spring warm........ha ha ha Lol

17 Feb, 2010

 

Wow amazing plant, Amazing shirt ...I'm gonna have to find some sunglasses !!
Hehhehe..
Mind you i have a very bright shirt i got from the Caribbean last year ..:O))))))

17 Feb, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

This plant grows literally like a weed in Balboa Park. It's not really much looked at...until it's in bloom. : > ) I'll be posting more pics of these plants when they're in full bloom.

Milky:

Thanks! It's been warm to hot since last Friday, however, the weather is going to cool down this coming weekend with possible showers. It's just our typical heat waves which we have throughout winter. : > )
I hope you have a great spring soon!

Mushybanna:

Thanks! I have many Aloha shirts. It's a must -- since I from Honolulu, Hawaii. : > )

18 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Two nice specimen...:)

19 Feb, 2010

 

Uma:

Thanks! : > )

19 Feb, 2010

 

It does reseed..everyplace. I have one that is in a hanging basket of large Tillandisia's. I think its great that they can naturalize on little water.

5 Oct, 2014

 

that's enormous. great scale.

21 Mar, 2017

 

Ive been here THREE years?. Where does the time go?

22 Mar, 2017

 

Bathgate:

When it's in flower it's even taller.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Stan,

I know. I can't believe I posted this photo over 7 years ago.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Nice stand of plants.I have to keep them down to 2 plants maybe 3 at the most. No much room.

I see that Tibochina shrub poking out in back.

24 Mar, 2017

 

Yes, this area has a lot of Tibouchina heteromalla growing amongst the Geranium. T. heteromalla blooms in fall.

24 Mar, 2017



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