Ivy-leaved geraniums make the loveliest possible basket plants by themselves or combined with other plants begonias, ageratum, or trailing petunias. If winters are very dull and you do not have fluorescent lights, the ivy-leaved type may not bloom till late February, but then what a display from the lavender-blue 'Santa Paula', pink 'Com-tesse de Grey', or 'The Blush' with flowers like little rosebuds.
When it comes to regal or Lady Washington pelargoniums, what a long and handsome spring display they give in the greenhouse! You can have a lovely time with even a few plants, perhaps the cerise 'Easter Greeting', pansy-type 'Madame Layal', pink 'Cover Girl', and brilliant 'Salmon Splendor'. You will certainly want more if your hobby is geraniums.
If you collect geraniums, in time you may also be attracted to geranium oddities, species like night-fragrant P. gibhosum, climbing P. scandens, or pretty, thorny, sweetheart geranium P. echinatum.
What fascination lies in this group alone.