Without doubt the Geranium is the most universally grown plant to be found in our gardens, and deservedly so, its hardiness, its handsome evergreen foliage, with its ever-blooming many-colored flowers, making it a general favorite.
The Pelargonium is divided into several sections, including the common bedding or zonale, the ivy-leaved creeping section and the show or Lady Washingtons, these again being subdivided into innumerable varieties. All are of very easy culture and thrive well in any soil and in almost any aspect.
Propagate by cuttings inserted in sandy soil in boxes or beds in the open air, in September. When they are rooted, rebox them in soil composed of equal parts loam, leaf-mold and old manure, with a little sand to keep the mixture open and free.
In frostless sections, the young plants may remain out of doors all Winter; in other sections they should be placed under glass until all danger from frost has passed, and planted, where they are to bloom, in April or early May.