Great gift for Mother's Day. All Moms love Geraniums.
Just look at the stunning variety we have waiting for you in the greenhouse.
These 7.5" fiber pots are amazing and will help you quickly make beautiful combo planters. They also look great by themselves in your beds or pots.
So many colors of red, pink, orange and white.
Where to Plant Geraniums
Geraniums shine in beds and borders. Traditional bedding types love hot weather and hold up well in dry conditions. They are also focal flowers in container groupings and standouts in window boxes. With their wide range of color, shape, and size of blooms, it's hard not to find a reason to use geraniums everywhere.
How and When to Plant Geraniums
Wait until the last frost date in spring has passed to plant sun-loving annual geraniums. Choose an area with well-draining soil; geraniums don't like wet feet. Use a rake to loosen the soil down 12 inches and add compost. Give each plant space to grow. Depending on the variety, the spacing could be as little as 6 inches or as much as 2 feet. Dig a hole twice as wide as the nursery container. Carefully remove the plant from the container and position it with the top of the root ball at soil level, keeping the soil away from the plant stem. Water carefully so as not to wash the soil off any of the roots.
If you are planting a geranium in a container, choose a container that has drainage holes and fill it with potting soil. Position the plant so the top of the rootball is level with the soil line. Place the container in a sunny location and out of the wind.
Geranium Care Tips
Most annual geraniums do best in a full-sun location. Ivy geraniums are an exception; they prefer some light shade.
Soil and Water
Loamy, well-draining soil is best for growing geraniums. If your soil is heavy, incorporate compost, peat or perlite into it. If you are planting geraniums in containers, use commercial topsoil and mix in sand and a little peat moss for the best drainage. Good drainage is essential.
Wait until the top inch of soil is dry to water the geranium plants. Watering once or twice a week, depending on the season and weather, is usually sufficient.
Annual geraniums are heavy feeders. The plants need to be fertilized once or twice a week with a liquid product to support flower production, especially when they are planted in containers. Outside of bloom season, applying a balanced, slow-release granular fertilizer every four to six weeks is sufficient. Follow the product label for the amount to use.