Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum: Zonal Geranium Sunrise Strawberry Blush

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Windigo
Jul 16, 2011 5:06 PM CST

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I found this one on sale, and couldn't pass it up!! I"m determined I'm going to overwinter some of my new purchases, or at least try to root some cuttings, and keep those over the winter!


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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Jul 27, 2011 8:53 PM CST
It's a beauty! I hadn't realized until a couple of years ago how tough these plants really are! I have some of the ordinary kinds and some fancy ones. The ordinary ones grow in half whiskey barrels all summer, and then I dig them in the fall and winter them in the greenhouse that stays at a minimum of 50 degrees. Year before last I potted each one as I dug it, last year I plopped them into tubs and they spent the winter there blooming their silly heads off! I really had intended to pot them up after they stopped blooming. They never stopped. Sometime in early June, when it finally decided to be summer, I dragged the tubs outside for a few days, then replanted the unfazed plants in their barrels again. Tough!
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Name: Deb

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Windigo
Jul 28, 2011 5:43 AM CST

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That's great!! I'm hoping some of mine will be that tough. I've picked up some very pretty ones now that the nurseries have things marked down. I'd love to have them to enjoy next year, too!!
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MaryE
Jul 28, 2011 9:11 AM CST
I'm going plant shopping today. It's markdown season!

One of my new purchases this spring is Moonlight Strawberry Blush. It has the light center and the rest of the petals are pink (almost red) like yours, but only a very thin edge is light pink. They are probably cousins! I used them as the center plant in a couple of my barrels, with white and blue/purple. I keep trying for red, white and blue combinations, and now I have the right red from cuttings I got from my daughter.

Those cuttings are busy growing roots, even some of the bare sections of the stems are sprouting leaves! I planted a few just to see what would happen!
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threegardeners
Jul 28, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Ohhh...I love it!

I have to find me one of these.
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MaryE
Jul 28, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Mine came from Walmart.
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Windigo
Jul 29, 2011 11:30 AM CST

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Mine was from Milaeger's nursery in Racine, WI. I just picked up a couple more yesterday. All their geraniums were marked down to $1.

I'd love to see a picture of yours, if you get a chance. I love the colors of so many geraniums. When I was a kid, I thought all geraniums were that orangey-red color, and that's what everyone brought to plant at the cemeteries!
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MaryE
Jul 29, 2011 1:54 PM CST
Ok, geranium lovers, put on your bibs and go here for a page that'll have you drooling!

http://www.ballhort.com/Retailers/plant_info.aspx?phid=02890...
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