They will bloom all winter if kept in a sunny window. It is white but really doesn’t look like a geranium. I have always wanted to winter over my geraniums and this year I have a very special one that my Mother loved on. Had no idea I could have them blooming in the house in winter. that I can buzz right through and not have to reread something I may have missed or not understood. So once I bring them in, in they stay. But you can still stick cuttings now, do more then. I have abused this tool at length and it still does the job. And thank you! (so I don’t have to put 24 holes in my ceiling for hooks) I want fresh, young geraniums that are eager to grow, and which are small enough to serve decorative duty in the window garden. or hints? Thank you so much. Be careful! Out of those, I would guess that I had 20+ that made it. Pictured above: Zonal, scented-leaved, and fancy-leaved geraniums in my Library/Den window in February, 2008. or maybe 1/2 c. Can I mix some osmocte in the potting mix when I plant the cuttings instead of going out and buying the product you suggested? I couldn’t even get mine to thrive in my garden. Hi Bev Grosse – My plants seem to do better when I feed them with every watering. I have over-wintered geraniums with great success. (I keep saying that (or similar) but Play as much as possible! Thanks. A natural source of nitrogen is rainwater and for gardeners that have gutters there are ways to transport this water to your garden. plastic pots, but I will wash/soak in bleach before using. (I’m nearly 70, but I can still dance.. when no one’s looking!) You are awesome, also i noticed that these flower plants don’t like alot of wind like from a fan plus they do like alot of light they don’t like water misting on the leaves but do in the soil around the stems mine have red flowers. You are touching many lives and beautifying many gardens. Here, it recently attracted a hummingbird moth. Illuminated for 16 hours per day, I can tell you that zonal geraniums will bloom in winter almost as well as they do in summer. I love them but they’re such a pain to find homes for in the winter… This should fix that! It’ll make watering all of my houseplants much easier. Hi Laura – Yellowing leaves can be the result of several factors, including too-low humidity, too much or too little water, not enough light, or a lack of nutrients. As always, your words are the sunshine of my life. My Wintering Over Experiments - Organic Gardening Advice & Tips. A secret compartment in the handle? They look pitiful now so hope I can revive them. All the things you teach and tell us about on your web-site are not always new ideas, but ones that have somehow fallen by the wayside in our hurly-burly, faster-faster culture. Thanks so much for the steps by step propagation method for geraniums, Kevin. Do you think the clay pots hold the moisture better than plastic? It finally died. I love it! Whether it's a tried-and-true 1940s BH&G cookie recipe or a unique twist on sugar cookies, our Test Kitchen's compiled a lot of favorite cookie recipes over the years. Once in a while the bottom leaves turn yellow and i cut it off. I did about 30 cuttings of three different types of geraniums. I read you’re an excellent blogger. I’ve lost some of my geranium cuttings to rot in the past…now I know how to do this correctly. of Georgia also looks like a good source of scenteds. If your potting mix already contains plant food, you needn’t add osmocote or anything else until the geraniums are of flowering size. The window garden subjects are fed at the rate of one 1/4 teaspoon formula per gallon of water. Thanks so much for this tutorial! Why do you suggest a clay pot, why not plastic? just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. I’m going to try to overwinter my geraniums for the first time. Geraniums are easy to over-winter. I am excited about reading more on your site. I never tried letting them get a callus but I will definitely try that this year. Now to get propagating! Information provided on this Website is believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge. So, are you considering ideas for getting going on a gardening book? I will definitely be doing this to it soon. Thanks, and Happy Holidays! I have tried rooting geraniums in the past with mixed success. In fact I had the screened-in porch on my 113-year old home converted to a sunroom with extra-wide sills to house my geraniums, along with a 7′ tall umbrella plant, 5′ tall corn plant, blooming impatiens and begonias and assorted smaller green plants.. Water the plant thoroughly (until excess drips through the drainage hole). From the two I bought I made eight new plants. I get excellent results on my ‘plant wall’ ( a five shelf wire rack from Costco. Consequently if you find one, be sure to propagate it! I stumbled upon your website while searching for window garden information. I’m wondering if this soil will keep them too moist. Thank you so much for the tips on how to do this! Thanks for all the great tips and news! Indeed, I’m sure I would have adored your mother! I prefer 4-inch (10.16 c) clay pots. Sounds like good advice for geraniums. Signed, Now, they can be reborn again! So many times, I think to myself that yours is the most useful blog I read. This was so much fun! To keep the foliage off the plastic itself, I support the bag with home made bamboo “skewers” which are the slim side branches of my harvested black bamboo canes. I also add 1/4 tsp. In December, 2011, lavender-pink ‘Americana’ made a handsome sight in my Music Room window. Now, what to do with all the stems we cut ? A WONDERFUL source of scented geraniums is Well-Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray, New Jersey. Leaves can wither if the soil is permitted to dry out between waterings. It survived and is still growing and blooming but not very well. and I’ve gotten too old to enjoy the invigorating experience of shoveling snow .We used to live in Larchmont , NY when the kids were little…. How I Propagate Petunias for Winter-Bloom Hi Sandra from Washington State – The scented-leaved geraniums are becoming increasingly-rare. Learn how your comment data is processed. I tried the petunia cuttings and did everything you said but none of them made it. The 58-year-old health care administrator dug into his first garden when he was 12 and living on his parents' dairy farm. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it I’m assuming your process works the same as if they have been in pots. Out of the total city population, 50.2% are female and 49.8% are male. These tips are provided by Jean Dangerfield. Any further tips? Super Thrive. I have 3 large geranium in my Cold garage for the winter (central Al). Better to keep the soil consistently moist. I’ll see if Home Depot has any 4 in. Cutting back any of these plants will cause new side-shoots to form. I cut several holes in the bag to prevent stagnant air. Love your blogs and pictures.+. Looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for the great tips! Can you add me to your list? (Seattle.) They have more varieties than you ever knew existed — and of herbs as well, of course. And that’s it! By the way it looks lovely andthe plants seem happy, what is that little blue plant on the bottom shelf? I have a favorite, but tired-looking geranium that will likely benefit from Martha Dandridge was born on June 2, 1731 on her parents' plantation Chestnut Grove in the British colony, Province of Virginia. Was wondering if I could still do what this article suggests or will I be stuck with the Giants till next year. Finally, I found someone who knows what to do with my spindly, leggy, woody plants that I can never bear to throw on the compost pile! I’m lucky. Place the plants under fluorescent lights. my own. in California, they did just fine and are continuing to do their growing outside. ((((hug hug))). Hope the soufflés are as yummy as they looked in your video! Hi Kevin so happy to see that you answered my question. Click on links below to jump to that question. Good morning , Kevin….I got my 2 shelves cut for my south facing computer room window last week….now i think I will have to go back and get more cut some for the east facing living room for the added geraniums….one can never have enough flowers blooming in the house over the winter….and, of course, that gives us plants ready to go for the next spring………..thank you so much… this project…can hardly wait to see how it turns out! Required fields are marked *. Thanks Kevin–I will definitely try your method. The first two years it… Q. is heavenly. You’ll need only three or four stems which show signs of life. Keep up the good work. If I cut them back do I necessairly need to cut the roots? So far, I have made the broth for Scotch Broth, 2 pumpkin pies from a volunteer blue hubbard squash and 4 loaves of pumpkin nut bread. Rot was my biggest problem. Phosporus is not good for the ocean. I took a small stem yesterday and to did the way to said to do inlet it dry out over night.