The creation of the Zonartic hybrid pelargonium and the "yellow pelly".
Cliff Blackman's book documenting his 40+ years of pelargonium Breeding and hybridising
Cliff Blackman's love of pelargoniums began in 1957 but in wasn't until he built his first greenhouse in 1968 that his obsession with breeding and hybridising pelargoniums would seriously start and continue for more than 40 years.
Cliff was keen to document the work that gave him international recognition for his many varied pelargoniums, the creation and formal recognition of the Zonartic hybrid, and the first yellow flowering pelargonium.
Cliff began writing his book in 2007 aged 84. By 2012, the content of his book was complete but far from being in a publishable state. As Cliff aged, work on his book slowed and eventually came to a halt. Cliff passed away in 2017 aged 94; his book unpublished.
Fortunately Cliff had printed all the pieces of his work into a draft hard copy which formed the blueprint for the completion of the book by its editors. The book is now available as a PDF and contains all of the information and pictures that Cliff had compiled and laid out just as he had planned.
In keeping with Cliff's generous sharing of his knowledge, plants, seeds, pictures and lecture material, his family is pleased to make the book available for free.