In these days of broad general appeal, it's so nice that there are still people out there like Robin Parer and her Marin County nursery Geraniaceae. There she grows and sells only members of the plant family from which her business takes its name. Robin has been selling these plants since 1983.
Now you may know that what we ordinarily call geraniums, the bright red things that spill out of Swiss balconies, actually exist in the genus Pelargonium. Robin sticks to the more outré members of the pelargonium set: the night-scented, the summer-dormant, and those, as you can see here, that produce massive bulbous roots.
As an art project, the wonderful Bay Area photographer of gardens Marion Brenner has been photographing these "pellies" in all their weird glory at Robin's nursery. The shots here show differing species of pelargoniums in full, intricate bloom like you've never seen in the common bedding variety. Others are captured dry and dusty in their dormant state. All are beautiful in Marion's expert lens.
I certainly admire people who are specific in what they like.
Visit Geraniaceae nursery here.
Visit Marion's website here.