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Keeping geraniums over winter!

Posted on: October 16, 2015

genariums_Sept

September

I get lots of compliments and questions about how I successfully keep my many pots of geraniums over winter.  It’s so easy!!!  When it begins to freeze I move them to a dark, cool basement room. The only light comes through a small east facing window.  We do nothing with them.  When they begin to show signs of green (usually March) we move them in front of a large south-facing main floor window.  As they grow I fertilize and prune tall stalks.  In May, or earlier if  is warm enough, we move the outside!   I continue fertilizing and pruning as needed, using pruned stalks to fill in any gaps.  Some of the larger plants are six or seven years old!

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March

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July

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