Just wanted to share my “Bolton Geranium” with readers today!
I LOVE the history of this unique flower. In the late 1880’s, a young man, Arthur Miner, brought a cutting home from a conservatory to his wife Aurilla. She propagated it and shared it with friends and neighbors. It became known as “the Bolton Geranium” as so many people here in Bolton (MA) had it. Then in 1970, there was only one surviving plant left. Florence Sawyer (a true mainstay of this town) saved it and along with Esther Whitcomb they kept it going and producing. The plant is sold each year by the historical society in town and I was so happy to get two this year! No two petals are alike!
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13 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: The Bolton Geranium”
The geraniums looked so real that I could almost catch a whiff of their very distinctive scent. Thanks!
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Beautiful! And thanks for sharing the history.
So beautiful; that is what I’ve been doing this weekend.
Such a beautiful flower. I liked the story behind it too..
I want a saree exactly in that shade…:D
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I love geraniums, there are so many different varieties. Thank you for sharing the history of the Bolton geranium, I’d never seen one before.
What a great story!
Beautiful blooms with a lovely story behind them. I love the peppery scent of geraniums in my garden.
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I love that story behind your flower! I have a book here about old roses that fascinates me!
Linda in VA
What a great photo of your geranium. I am anxiously waiting for it to finally be warm enough at night so I can put out some potted flowers. Geraniums are among my favorites.
Amazing colors! And very cool story – thank you for sharing! I do the same with old roses!
How beautiful! My son gave me a pot of geraniums for Mother’s Day last year, and I was so thrilled that they survived the winter indoors and are now blooming again! Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Book By Book
What a lovely flower!
What a beautiful flower and interesting history