How to Get Geraniums to Bloom

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Geraniums are hardy, only need to be watered once a week, and will bloom throughout the year in warm climates. Geraniums grow equally well in containers or flower beds, and they come in a wide variety of types and colors. (No wonder they are standards in so many yards.) If the geraniums in your garden…


Facts About Geraniums

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The geranium is a lovely and versatile flowering plant that is grown around the world. Native to South Africa, some geranium varieties are annuals, while others are perennials. While geraniums are noted for their stunning flowers, there are some types that are appreciated for their scents. Among the fragrant geraniums are rose, orange, apple and…


How to Recycle Geraniums over the Winter

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Geraniums are the easiest plants to carry over from year to year. There are a few ways to save them over winter. I hope you try my easy recycling suggestion. I’d be very surprised if you told me it didn’t work. This is a dry-root method of storage and takes up very little space. Difficulty:…


How to Propagate Geraniums

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Come February and March, we all get a little antsy to get out and dig in the dirt. Geraniums can be wintered over to give another season of bloom and more plants for the border. They can also keep you busy so you don’t spend too much time with those catalogs. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions…


How to Keep Geraniums Over the Winter in Virginia

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Geraniums are hardy, bright-colored flowers, and a welcome sight in pots, containers and mass plantings. They’re practically insect-proof and will bloom continuously if properly deadheaded, fed and watered. Because Virginia falls mostly in Zone 6 and 7, it’s too risky to leave geraniums in the ground for the winter. One good frost will do them…


How to Care for Martha Washington Geraniums

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Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, are vibrant flowers ideal for the indoors, where a temperate climate will maintain the blossoms. Martha Washington geraniums bloom in the summer, revealing pink, red and white blossoms. The geraniums need sunlight and a regular schedule of water and fertilizer to thrive. Difficulty: Moderate Instructions Things You’ll…


How to Prune Geraniums

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When geraniums become stringy and misshapen, they need pruned. The stems will contain leaves that exist on the tips, and the dead shoots and leaves will make the geranium unsightly. Pruning geraniums allows them to grow into healthy flowers; it also encourages new growth after the winter season passes. Geraniums cannot withstand a hard winter,…


How to Fertilize Geraniums

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Geraniums are popular flowers that can thrive in pots or a garden. Geraniums are perennials, which means they can flower for more than one season, but some types of geraniums are more fragile and cannot survive cold winters. All types of geraniums need consistent amounts of fertilizer, especially those that are grown in baskets and…


Ivy Geraniums Bud Problems

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Originating in South Africa, the ivy geranium (genus Pelargonium, species Peltatum) bears delicate five-petaled florets in colors ranging from white, light pink and hot pink to magenta, purple and scarlet. As its name indicates, the plant has a trailing habit with ivy-shaped leaves, suiting it well to hanging baskets and window boxes. Perhaps the worst…


How to Dry Geraniums Over Winter

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If you had a good summer season with your geraniums and would like to plant them again in the spring, dry them out over the winter and preserve the geraniums for replanting. To dry your geraniums over the winter, you’ll need a basement, attic, garage or other indoor space that is cool and dry. According…


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