Planting – Repotting Over-Wintered Geraniums

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Most of last summer’s geraniums were over-wintered in a box in my basement. I had only a 25% success rate with this method. Happily, the one geranium that succeeded in staying green was my Martha Washington geranium. The others looked more like the photograph below, completely lifeless.

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No matter how far down I cut along the stem, I found little trace of green or possible viability.

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I had better success with the potted geranium. In the Fall, I found it very easy to pick the pot up off its stand and transport it into the house. No matter that the leaves had a inchworm stowaway. He ate only a little bit of greenery.

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The plant has bloomed luxuriantly in a sunny window giving me many moments of joy when I walk into the room it grows in.

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The geranium isn’t about to stop giving me moments of bliss with its bright flowers. This is a photograph of a new bud I took yesterday. The success of the plant has made up my mind where the coming summer is concerned. I will grow all the geraniums in pots, and in the Autumn bring them inside to cheer up the house all winter long. Happy Gardening!

2 thoughts on “Planting – Repotting Over-Wintered Geraniums

    1. timelesslady

      I love to garden, but I can’t take credit for doing anything special with this beautiful geranium. It has bloomed for most of the winter with very little attention. 🙂 In fact, that is probably the real secret…benign neglect!

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