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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Monster Geranium


This may not look big to those in the south where geraniums
are considered perennial, but I've never seen a geranium 
plant this big here in Ohio!  This little thing was about 5 inches
tall when I brought it inside at the end of fall.  I had planted
it in the ground where it must have been too shady and too dry
because it just stood there all summer.  It didn't grow and
it didn't bloom.  I've repotted it twice over the winter
and it seems happy!  Looks like I need to 
find a bigger pot for it again.....

28 comments:

  1. Looks very healthy . . . hope you get loads of flowers. . :)

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    1. There are a few buds, so hopefully it will do well. I'm wondering what it will do when it's warm enough to put it outside!

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  2. That is one HUGE geranium!! It certainly has thrived in the light that it is getting in that window. I bet you could take slips off it and start a lot of little ones. :) I see it has some buds on it! That is the exciting part. My kitchen window sill is full of African violets but I have no luck at all with gernaiums. You go, Girl!

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    1. I didn't know you could take slips off of it! You mean cuttings and let them root in water?
      I haven't had an African Violet in ages. One of my favorites!

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    2. Yes, that's right. Just take a few cuttings and let them either root in water, or in soil and keep the soil moist so they can root. In the fall of the year my grandmother would take cuttings off her favorite geraniums and keep them in water to root during the winter and then transplant them in pots to have for summer.

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    3. Very good to know! Although, this big one is probably enough to handle. haha.

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  3. Oh yeah, it's big, even for us southerners. I can't get over how straight up it's growing. Mine usually sprawl all around. All of mine survived the winter outdoors. I've pruned them back a bit and they are blooming. Love them.

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    1. It will have to wait until mid May before it can go outside up here. It is rather straight, isn't it! haha. It likes to be watered every day. It reminds me of Jack and the Bean Stalk. haha.

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  4. It's a BIG one alright :)
    What color are the blooms ?
    My husband's mum used to pull hers out of the dirt late Fall, and put them in a brown paper sack under the house in the crawl space, and each spring they would be replanted and take off again !
    It must be happy in that window sunlight.
    ~Jo

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    1. Oh, that is amazing...out of the dirt and into a bag? I would have never thought they would live again! How funny! We have a crawl space...hmmm....haha.

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    2. This one has white blooms. :)

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  5. Ours go all spindly if we try to keep them over winter.

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    1. I had one that did that once but it turned out to be an ivy-like climbing geranium. I let it grow up a little trellis and it was beautiful! I was expecting this one to do the same!

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  6. Hi Betsy - what an amazingly healthy looking geranium - love them, love their flowers and love the smell, also the leaves scenting food especially jellies ... probably a different sort - but I get the 'flavour' here now as our plants are really coming into life ... wonderful! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I love the smell of them, too! Very distinct and fresh!

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  7. Beautiful!

    When I had geraniums they attracted ants. :(

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    1. Oh, that's not good! My peonies do that.

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  8. Wow... she has marvellous posture!
    Love the blue pot and also the "quilted" white one to the right. So pretty.

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    1. Oh, that quilted one is my favorite!

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  9. You have a green thumb, m'lady!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Well, I stumble upon things that do well, really. Some things do not!

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  10. You have found that plants happy place. I have one here that has struggled for 4 years now. I have an hibiscus in my front room window that went nuts blooming all winter. We are approaching the end of frosts here and I am ready for it to move outside again. You might try one of those next year too? lol

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    1. That's a good idea! Plants do prefer certain spots, don't they? Afternoon sun in this window is great for geraniums. The things that like low light are on the other side of the house. :)

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  11. Sure gonna need a bigger pot
    Maybe it will need its own lot

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    1. Maybe it will reach up to the sky
      catch that rainbow way up high
      and lead me to the pot of gold.
      Now that would be a thing to behold!

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  12. I have one doing well...the others perished while I was away😳
    They go kinda limp when you first put them outside...then, they pull themselves together nicely!
    Good luck...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I'm kinda excited to see just how big this one can get by next fall!

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  13. Wow!! it is big for the pot.. looking very nice on the windowsill...

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