How to Bring in Geraniums in the Fall

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There are several methods of caring for geraniums over the winter. One old method called for keeping the plants in the basement, but modern heated basements do not provide the best conditions for overwintering geraniums. Some gardeners take cuttings of their geraniums and root them in the fall, providing a ready source of new plants…


How to Store Geraniums for Winter

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Geraniums, with their brightly colored blooms, are a flower bed staple. Unfortunately, they will not survive outdoors past the first hard frost. However, geraniums can be stored indoors over the winter with minimal effort. There are several ways to do this. Taking cuttings is one of the easiest methods and ensures you’ll have plenty of…


What To Do With Geraniums After Winterizing Them

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To overwinter a geranium means to bring the plant indoors where it remains alive throughout the winter. It may or may not bloom during the winter, but either way it should thrive, and you’ll be able to replant it in the spring. Overwintering When overwintering geraniums, bring them inside, cut the stems back by about…


How to Snap Off Dead Leaves From Geraniums

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Geraniums are popular annuals due to their beautiful blooms and relative ease of care. Removing dead leaves from geraniums will help them continue to produce healthy, vibrant blooms. It can be tempting to simply snap off the dead leaves with your fingers. However, this can cause damage to the root. Taking a few extra minutes…


Information on Geraniums

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Geraniums (Geranium), herbaceous perennials in the Geraniaceae plant family, originated in Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States. Geranium plants often work well for beginning gardeners because these hardy plants rarely suffer from pest or disease problems. Types Common geranium plants include the wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), the bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) and the hardy…


How to Overwinter Ivy Geraniums

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Geraniums are beloved garden and potted flowers. They come from a large family of flowering plants referred to as geraniums and pelargoniums, with flower colors from white, through pinks and corals to red. They are distinctive plants with rounded leaves, and some varieties, like ivy geraniums, have a trailing habit that makes them ideal for…


How to Get Geraniums to Rebloom

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Often used as a bedding plant, geraniums flower from spring until the first fall frost kills the plants. While geraniums are often used as an annual plant, they are actually perennials. Instead of disposing of your geraniums after a killing frost, bring them indoors where the temperatures are warm enough for them to thrive. Overwinter…


How to Unwinterize Geraniums

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Geraniums are grown as summer annuals in many parts of the country, but they are actually tender perennials. Forcing them into a dormant state to overwinter indoors allows you to keep them from year to year with no need for replacement plants. After spending the winter dormant, you must "un-winterize" the geraniums before transplanting them…


What Are the Soil Requirements for Geraniums?

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Geraniums are versatile plants of both the genus Geranium and also Pelargonium. Together, the two groups include wildflowers, annuals, biennials and perennials. Soil choice should be guided by whether geraniums are planted in containers or in the ground. Indoor Soil Needs Many types of potting soils exist for plants grown indoors in containers. Choose one…


Why Are My Geranium Leaves Turning Red?

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The plants commonly known by gardeners as geraniums are in fact pelargoniums. There are thousands of varieties grown for their attractive, colorful flowers or aromatic foliage. There are both annual and perennial types and varieties that creep along the ground or are erect bushes. Pelargoniums grow fast and flower profusely and are a staple of…


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