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About me

My name is John Beaulieu (pronounced Bowl-you)
I am a hardy geranium addict, with my collection now around the 200 variety mark. I have also become very interested in the erodiums, which are even more of a challenge to come by here in Ontario. I enjoy collecting seed and growing from seed. My wife, Brenda, and I have a one acre property, with more gardens and less lawn all the time. I have a few nursery beds for raising my seedlings.
We live in Midhurst (central Ontario) about 55 miles north of Toronto.
The climate is USDA zone 4 here. We get lots of snow cover in winter, which helps us grow some borderline hardy plants. Summers are becoming hotter and drier, with a week of mid-30C in July for the last 3 years.

Latest photos

  • Erodium trifolium close (Erodium trifolium)
  • Sweetheart Heron's Bill (Erodium trifolium)
  • 'William Bishop' Heron's Bill (Erodium x variabile 'William Bishop')
  • Erodium cicutarium (Erodium cicutarium)

Latest blogs

CYCLAMEN from seed

Posted on 1 Dec, 2023 9 comments

Garden Season Over in central Ontario

Posted on 24 Nov, 2023 12 comments


Posted on 22 Nov, 2023 8 comments

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Joined in Jun 2013

Country: Canada

Province/Territory: Ontario