Geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

Peckville, PA
Question by CHICH822
October 7, 2000
I HAVE THREE BEAUTIFUL POTS OF GERANIUMS,WITH ABOUT FIFTEEN BLOOMS IN EACH POT.IS THERE A WAY TO KEEP THEM SO THEY WILL BLOOM AGAIN NEXT YEARPLEASE HELP ME.THANK YOU.----------.


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Answer from NGA
October 7, 2000

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You can treat them as houseplants for the winter if you have space. They require lots of sun and watering about once per week. Feel free to cut them back, since they'll send out new, tender growth and blooms. If you don't have room for them on a window sill, you could try putting them in dormant storage while still in pots.

To do that, gradually reduce watering, and when the foliage dies back, store them in a dim, cool (40-45F) basement or garage. Check them occasionally during the winter to make sure they don't dry out completely. When danger of hard frost has passed, repot, water, and place them outside.

After a year or two, your geraniums will become woody and produce fewer blooms - at that point, you can start new plants from cuttings.

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