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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Geraniums From Basement To Side Yard

Hooking Up With Bloomin Tuesday! 
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I have 6 hanging baskets of geraniums that I overwinter. In the fall I cut them off to about 3 inches and put them in the windows on the south side down stairs. We are pretty far north so they get about 6 hours of basement sunlight a day. I water them about every 10 days. It is time to put them outside again - here is one of the pots - doesn't it look great! I give them fertilizer and then put them in the shade for about a week to reaclimate them to the outdoors. Once that happens they will flourish all summer. Every year they get bigger and bigger - they are so easy to care for and it saves a bunch of money too!

This next picture is one of the smaller geraniums in pots. They are in a shade flower bed and will stay there for the week to help them with the transition from basement to outdoors. They were also cut off to about 3 inches . There are about 9 pots in this group. Here they are:

Today I am thankful for the weather warming up a bit! YIPPEE!!!
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This post tells about getting everything ready in the fall
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/search/label/Overwintering%20Geraniums
    Also if you scroll to the bottom is an article that gives instructions about overwintering geraniums.

8 comments:

Darla said...

I must try to overwinter geraniums..yours looks good.

perennialgardener said...

What a great way to save money for othet needs. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My G-Mom-B always did this too, it works great:@)

Betty said...

Great idea Paula on the geraniums. I'll have to try that in the future

Jean said...

Great way to save on plants!Looking good. Jean

Becca's Dirt said...

They are gonna be beautiful.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love geraniums. They are such cheerful flowers. I use them everywhere but don't have any in hanging pots, I'll have to give this one a try! I'm your newest follower.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Paula,
You have quite the storm going on on your blog! Thanks for sharing how you overwinter geraniums. I wonder if that would work for scented ones. I try to keep them in an upstairs window over the winter, and their leaves die back and get very crisp. I tried putting some in the egress window, but they didn't make it. I should cut them way back to see if new growth would appear, though.

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