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 Propagate Scented Geraniums

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Scented geraniums (Pelargonium) are similar to their larger geranium cousins but the foliage is smaller and more finely textured, and the blooms are aren’t quite as big and showy. Although scented geraniums are more demure, they’re a lovely plant available in a variety of different scents, including apple, peppermint, nutmeg and lemon. When dried, the…


How to Grow Geraniums in Illinois

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Geraniums are a hardy perennial with colorful flowers that appear in midsummer in Illinois. With proper care, they can bloom until the first frost in the fall. Geraniums thrive in containers and flower beds. They are drought-tolerant and grow well in full sun to partial shade, making them easy flowers to grow in the summers…


Culinary Uses for Nutmeg Geraniums

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Mistakenly called "scented geraniums" in the 1600s though they are not true geraniums, Pelargonium feature aromatic leaves that gardeners love. Cooks value them for the versatility they bring to the kitchen. Hardy for outdoor growth in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 and up, the small plant also makes a lovely potted addition to a kitchen window.…


How to Sow Geraniums

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Geraniums bloom throughout the summer months, adding color to beds and containers. As a tender perennial, geraniums are often grown as annuals since they don’t tolerate winter frosts. Starting new plants from seed in later winter allows you to replace your favorite variety of geraniums without the purchasing bedding plants. Geraniums take approximately 14 weeks…


Can Geraniums Be Grown From Cuttings?

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Bright geraniums perk up a summer garden. These colorful annuals are some of the most popular flowering plants because they grow easily in full sun and don’t require much water. If you’d like more geraniums in your garden, or if you’d like to overwinter a favorite cultivar, it is easy to start new plants from…


How Moist Do Geraniums Like to Be?

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Many varieties of flowering geraniums exist, and they are all perennial favorites with home gardeners, according to GeraniumCare.net. Their care is simple and they have a pleasing scent–but be careful not to let them get too wet. General Care Geraniums need full sun and well-drained soil or potting soil. Clay soil is acceptable if you…


How do I Prune Geraniums in Australia?

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Geraniums are beautiful flowers that are robust growers. Although they prefer cool and temperate environments, their ability to handle varied abuses makes them a great garden flower, from the temperate regions of Australia to the harsher areas. Because geraniums grow freely and tend to sprawl, they may need to be trimmed back and put in…


The Color of Geraniums

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According to the University of Minnesota, there exist over 200 species and hybrids of geraniums. Geraniums are part of a small group of plants that exhibit wide color variation in the flowers and leaves. Flower Colors Geraniums come in white, salmon, pink, red, lavender and fuchsia. One variety, the Lady Washington, even comes in yellow…


Caterpillars on Geraniums

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Geraniums are popular flowers for annual bedding plants, pots, window boxes and hanging baskets. Unfortunately, a number of caterpillars thrive on geraniums and cause significant damage. The caterpillars are the larvae of various types of moths. Tobacco budworms, cabbage loopers and fall cankerworms are common caterpillars that feed on geraniums. Tobacco (Geranium) Budworm Tobacco budworm…


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