Scented Geranium Plants

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Scented geraniums are low-maintenance perennial plants that attract butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. Use them indoors as a fragrant, natural air freshener. Fragrance is released when a leaf is touched. The oil collected from the leaves is often used to create aromatherapy products. Citrus-Scented Citrus-scented geraniums are very responsive; the slightest touch releases…


Geraniums In Alabama

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The state of Alabama falls into zones 7 and 8 of the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone Map. These areas have average annual minimum temperatures of 0 to 20 degrees F. Several types of geraniums grow well in Alabama. Plant them in May in zone 7 or in April in zone…


Repotted Geraniums Are Dying

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A repotted geranium that’s wilting, turning brown or showing other signs of distress is likely suffering from inadequate growing conditions. Correcting these conditions may allow you to save your plant. Bad Soil Geraniums like light, well-drained soil. If you have potted your geranium in heavy soil, soil that has a lot of clay content, or…


How to Control Budworms on Geraniums

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A budworm, also referred to as a tobacco budworm or a geranium budworm, causes damage to a geranium in several ways. According to Colorado State University, a budworm creates tunnels in the stems of the geranium, eats away at the leaves and flowers, along with the ovaries and buds. Control budworms to prevent further plant…


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