no buds stems on geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
May 15, 2010
Weathered over some geraniums. Really great growth--green and healthy but no bud/blossom stems. What should I do to ensure that we get summers flowers. Also how do you acclimate them to the outdoors for the summer growth season.

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2010
Geraniums like warm temperatures and sunshine. As soon as they experience both, they will put on lots of new growth, including flowers. You'll want to acclimate your plants to the great outdoors by setting them outside in a shaded area for a few hours each day, taking them back indoors at night. Keep them out for longer and longer periods of time each day until they are eventually spending 24 hours a day outside. Then begin moving them into sunnier and sunnier spots. Start with an hour or two of morning sunshine, gradually increasing the amount of sunshine they get. The entire hardening off process will take 7-8 days. Enjoy your geraniums!

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