Did you have any idea that the world has over 22,000 different varieties of geraniums?  One of the garden’s most colorful flowers, geraniums are hardy plants that grow in several zones, many blooming over long periods of time, living happily in rock gardens, perennial borders, or pots.

At the April 25th River Valley Garden Club meeting, Donn Reiners, known nationally as “Mr. Gernaium,” will provide a digital slide show entitled “A Photographic Essay of Geraniaceae,” which is the Latin word for the species to which geraniums belong.  A long-time lover of geraniums, Donn entered his first geranium competition at the age of 14.

Interestingly, Reiners’ passion for geraniums is not all he focuses on, also enjoying photographic astronomy, gold prospecting, wine tasting, auto racing, photography, and landscape design. Prior to retirement, he worked as an urban planner designing residential communities and golf courses.

The River Valley Garden Club is open to residents of Rancho Murieta, Sloughhouse, Wilton and nearby communities.  Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at the RMA Building, Rancho Murieta North.  Just tell the Front Gate you are here for the meeting.  Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m.  More information can be found at:  https://www.rivervalleygardenclub.net/

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