Spending time in a greenhouse prior to the growing season has given me a true appreciation for these plants that I have often overlooked. The colours, varieties, and uses are endless, and I can honestly say my garden and planters will include a couple of geraniums this year.
|"Rocky Mountain Light Pink"|
|"Americana White Splash"|
Geraniums care is quite easy, which is likely one of the reason they have been so popular for so long. The main requirements for geraniums (as with most annuals) is light, water, and fertilizer... If you get the right mix of all 3 of these factors, you're sure to have success!
|"Americana Rose Mega Splash"|
In order to keep your plants looking good, it is important to dead-head the finished blooms by pinching them off, I like to do this as close to the stem as possible to keep the plant looking its best.
|"King of Balcon"|
Many people overwinter their geraniums indoors, in a bright window in the house... I don't recommend doing this, as it normally takes these older plants longer to get going in the spring, and the plants don't end up being as vigorous as new plants... However the option is definitely there. I like to change my colours and varieties up from year to year... and in all honesty... I don't have the room to keep them over.
Geraniums are normally fairly inexpensive... If you have planted them in the past, try a new variety... if you haven't planted them (like me) give them a try! I know my garden will have a few of the varieties mentioned on this blog this year!
|"Rocky Mountain Pink"|
All Photographs on this blog taken by Paul Gellatly