Members of the same family as "true geraniums" (Geraniaceae), wild geraniums
are North American natives, found in acidic soils from Maine, south to Georgia, and west to Kansas.
Our native wild geranium
or cranesbill, Geranium sylvaticum, also has a nice white form, though the delicate mauve-blue of the wild plant is lovely.
Under taller shrubs and roses plant good ground-cover perennials such as wild geranium
(cranesbill) or Alchemilla mollis.
Plants giving year-round interest but not needing much work include Mahonia x media, berberis verruculosa, euonymus, hebe, kniphofia, Sedum spectabile, wild geranium
and Arum italicum.
Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include Mahonia x media, berberis verruculosa, weigela, euonymus,hebe,kniphofia,Sedum spectabile, wild geranium
(cranesbill)and Arum italicum.
These can include wild geraniums
, oregano, chives, poppies and daffodils, suggests Hicks.
Neatly upright lavender and sprawling violet catmint are a magnet for bees, as are foxgloves, wild geraniums
Infused with a wild geraniums
and winter citrus fruits extracts, this formulation is rich in antioxidants.
Everywhere global freshwater crisis wildflowers--buttercups, daisies, scabiosa with its purple tufts, Johnny jump-ups, deforestation button ferns, wild geraniums
, wild strawberries.
On the plus side, the crowns of wild geraniums
, astilbes and lupins have bulked up in the wet weather.
, heucheras, alchemillas and many herbs such as mint and thyme can all be easily lifted with a garden fork, sliced through with an old bread knife and half of it plunged back in the ground where it was.
Virtual bee magnets include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, roses, clovers, mustards, wild mints and wild geraniums
, plus early-flowering trees such as wild cherries and willows (from these groups, chose the species native to your region).