Favourite Plants AtoZ:Geranium (pelargonium)

February 5, 2011 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Geranium (pelargonium)

This annual variety of geranium is a favourite to plant when you want to be water efficient. The fleshy stems hold water and can handle drought, but don’t starve it. Regular deadheading is the best way to get the best colour show out of this plant. Geranium plants look best in pots and planters, and if taken care of properly, a healthy plant can be  over wintered  inside, and brought out to  re bloom the next spring, growing bigger each year. I get a kick out of deadheading these geraniums. When I remove the stem of a faded bloom right at the joint known as the breaking point I know I have done it right when I hear and feel that “snap” right when it breaks off. The more you deadhead geraniums, the more you will see them bloom. Don’t hesitate to remove partially faded blooms, and be patient enough to watch a new more vibrant bloom come to life! You will be surprised by the results!

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