Georgia Hale had written in Chaplin: An Intimate Portrait, that she tried to get him interested in the flower gardens……I believe on his own estate. She believed in he great Oneness of Spirit and that beauty was created everywhere. She and Charlie would walk the grounds and she would point out how this or that variety of flower was faring and ask him 'what' it's name was. She had explained these various species to him on their walkabouts. He would invariably answer her always with "Ummm….is it a geranium?" She was tickled when one day, going on ahead of her he called out to her to observe how well the 'dahlias' were looking.