The front walk was banked with crimson petunias, the lawn spring-green and the window-boxed geraniums aglow.
It may be due to insufficient illumination (Etiolation), as seen in geraniums kept in too shaded a situation, and is then accompanied by soft tissues, elongation of internodes, leaves usually reduced in size, &c. The laying of wheat is a particular case.
Notable among the flora are roses, japonicas, hibiscus shrubs of various species, poinsettias, tea olives, crepe myrtle, jasmines, magnolias, camellias, oleanders, chrysanthemums, geraniums and plumbagos.
Geraniums are somewhat scarce.
Roses, geraniums, and the like, bloom throughout the winter.
Pelargonium, with 175 species, has its centre in South Africa; the well-known garden and greenhouse "geraniums" are species of Pelargonium (see Geranium) .
If these cannot be had, common geraniums may be used.
It is divided by the river into East Looe and West Looe; and is sheltered so completely by the surrounding hills that myrtles, geraniums, fuchsias and other delicate plants flourish at all seasons in the open air.
Though geraniums and fuchsias bloom through the year in the open, an overcoat is often needed in summer.
Geraniums and roses jasamines and japonicas are cultivated flowers.