Thanks, and Happy Holidays! I’m going to re-pot those suckers today! Pansies and Violas are easy-care flowers that thrive in cool weather and add a bright spot to garden beds and container plantings. I look forward to reading even more of what you’ve so kindly shared with everyone. Do you think I’m giving them too much water? You don’t want this little snip to work at flowering … you need it to ROOT. I have always wanted blue in my garden, but the blue perrienials are too short lived. http://www.tulane.edu/~bfleury/envirobio/enviroweb/DeadZone.htm. Now take a good look at your geranium. The other surprise was a Crocosmia 'Lucifer' that I had also given up for dead after some varmint chewed on the stalk last year. I just wanted to tell you I found this germanium bush at this place we always go to eat. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I think one of them has bloomed in last 2 years. In fact I had the screened-in porch on my 113-year old home converted to a sunroom with extra-wide sills to house my geraniums, along with a 7′ tall umbrella plant, 5′ tall corn plant, blooming impatiens and begonias and assorted smaller green plants.. My windows have a south and west exposure partially shaded with huge old elms. I have 5 large and leggy geraniums that my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day 4 years ago. Minimal flowering is ok as long as the plant lives. HI there, I have 2 beautiful oakleaf hydrangeas and they are 10 years old and 1 is far older than that, maybe 13 years. Kevin you are so wonderful to keep this blog. I have used the winter prep you describe on geraniums for years. Set the plant in a bright but sunless location outdoors. The following restoration and propagation procedures have never failed me: When you are dealing with a zonal geranium that has grown all summer  (such as ‘Puritan White’, above), the first step is to cut the plant back to within an inch of its life, or to the point where the lowest leaves can be found. Now, they can be reborn again! Recently laid off after 21 years in the Communication Industry, so new decorate budget is called thrift! Hi Tris – Yep, let the petunias root outdoors in a bright but sunless location. My geraniums are leggy, because I didn’t know I was supposed to cut them back for the past 2 years. Do you have any suggestions where to purchase them? So many times, I think to myself that yours is the most useful blog I read. Good morning , Kevin….I got my 2 shelves cut for my south facing computer room window last week….now i think I will have to go back and get more cut some for the east facing living room for the added geraniums….one can never have enough flowers blooming in the house over the winter….and, of course, that gives us plants ready to go for the next spring………..thank you so much…..love this project…can hardly wait to see how it turns out! Information provided on this Website is believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge. Kevin, I have been growing geraniums for years now here in SE Colorado out on the plains. I had some beautiful dark pink geraniums that ended up on the compost pile this year. Water the plant thoroughly (until excess drips through the drainage hole). Thank you so much for brightening my winter windowsill!! Super Thrive. I love geraniums. The dome draws my attention to the new plant, keeping it on the “front burner” and properly attended to amidst the piles of potted specimens that surround me. Mom passed away 1 1/2 months ago and while I am so sad, she still inspires me. Thanks so much! As for the ivy-leaved geranium, or Pelargonium peltatum, I’ve overwintered this one many times. Unless they are being grown in a container, they don't even require much in the way of fertilization.
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