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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Geraniums and Me
Then the next year, I planted some plants from a nursery. They filled the hanging baskets and were just starting to look full and lush...then the Japanese Beetles attacked them...and they looked horrible.
Last year, at the end of the season, I bought some seed geraniums that were on sale. My little neighbor and I planted them together. Just a big pot...in a spot where there were no flowers...just lily of the valley leaves. I didn't pay much attention to them...seldom watered....and they didn't attract the beetles, so they flourished.
Yesterday, while at Joe's Dr. appt, I was sitting in the waiting room. There they were...beautiful geraniums with huge red flowers growing in a west window. I asked about them and was told that the same 2 plants had been growing there for more than 5 yrs. They do nothing special to them...just fertilize once in a while and keep them watered. These plants were huge...I was so envious. It got me to thinking...maybe I should give them a try again this year. I just ordered some new cushions for our front porch furniture in a marine blue. Wouldn't a big terra cotta pot full of red geraniums look nice? I have a question...which geranium should I buy a seed or zonal? I'm thinking zonal..