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Geraniums

Geraniums

Geranium

This staple in many gardeners’ gardens is also a great addition indoors as a house plant. Geraniums help your house feel alive and show off their beauty in a pot or as a bedside stand. Plus, they're very low-maintenance and brighten up any room. Learn how to propagate and grow your own geranium for $10 or less.

Geraniums are a longtime favorite of gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a lovely scent. Here’s how to grow geraniums in your home and garden! (Source: www.almanac.com)

Indoors

Geraniums grown as decorative plants requiring little light or water that kept a windowsill.

Geraniums require light fertilization. If you feed them too much, the foliage will flourish at the expense of the blooms. Although you may see it in your garden center, you don’t need to purchase a specialty geranium fertilizer. For a gentle fertilization, mix 2 tablespoons of a water soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer into 1 gallon of water. Apply this solution every three weeks throughout the growing season. (Source: gilmour.com)

Light

Geraniums are plants with a wide variety of colors, sizes and aromas. They considered small flowers in large, decorative bouquets that are grown and sold for their beautiful foliage or flowering. Geraniums can live for a number of years and for this reason. You need a conservatory in order to grow them and maintain their beauty. As well as to grow other flowers without compromising the temperature and humidity levels.

If you want your overwintered geraniums to bloom for Memorial Day, pinch them back in February. Once warm weather returns and all danger of frost has passed. Take the plants outdoors and transplant them to beds or pots, as you wish. (Source: www.almanac.com)

Bloom

Amanda loved the versatile blooming techniques of her geraniums. They were planted inside and outside and in full sunlight. They brightened up any room, even when the flowers weren’t in bloom. Amanda loved to see her tough little plants adapting to their environment and constant change.

Don’t rush the planting season – geraniums are not cold hardy. But if you wait too long, you risk missing the cool night temperatures that encourage budding. Knowing how to grow geraniums outdoors begins with planting at the proper time. Wait until the danger of the last frost has passed and your soil reaches 60 degrees F. (Source: gilmour.com)

Pots

Common houseplants, such as houseplants, are a necessity for people who love to have a little greenery in their home. They create a homey and soothing ambience that natural sunlight. Or artificial lighting, combined with liquid nutrients, water and even soil, can provide for you. Just because you can't grow a flowerbed or garden does not mean you can't have a personal touch of green in your home.

Wondering how to plant geraniums in pots? It’s actually as easy as planting them in the ground. You need loose, well-draining soil, consistent watering and low levels of fertilization. Geraniums grow well in containers of all shapes and sizes. As long as they have drainage holes. The key to successfully growing-geraniums in pots is to place them in sunny locations and out of damaging winds. (Source: gilmour.com)

Watering

Geraniums come in a variety of colors and require a broad spectrum of water (and soil conditions) to thrive. Geraniums typically suited for a cooler atmosphere and make a stunning statement in any room. They are great to plant around doorways, or a patio. Their blooms last just a few weeks, but the plant lives for many years.

The best soil for both perennial and annual geraniums is one that is both fertile and well-draining. If you're growing-geraniums in planting beds, improve soil drainage. And quality by mixing 3 inches of Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Garden Soil into the top 6 to 8 inches of native soil. For best results when growing-geraniums in containers, fill pots with light and fluffy Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix. When planting geraniums in raised beds, mix equal parts garden soil and potting mix for just the right medium. (Source:www.miraclegro.com)

Perennial

The geranium is a perennial flowering plant in the genus Pelargonium in the family Geraniaceae, native to Europe and the temperate Northern Hemisphere. It is an anemone-like plant, growing to 12 inches tall. Geraniums are semi-hardy plants that are usually propagated by seed, although other means of propagation have been introduced.

This popular garden plant is hiding a secret – it isn’t a true geranium. Garden geraniums, also known as annual geraniums, are actually from the genus Pelargonium. Originating in South Africa, the garden geranium made its way to North America from France in 1786. Thomas Jefferson’s first geranium cuttings soon multiplied to generations of gardeners as they were passed to friends and family. (Source: gilmour.com)

 

 

 

 

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