Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Geraniums and lightbulbs

You are probably asking, "Keewee, what on earth are you talking about?"
Well, it's like this. Recently, I have read several posts about Geraniums and at the time, it did not register with me that I had some of my own down in the basement. At the end of last season, a friend, (the one who gets reject plants from the garden center she works at) asked if I was interested in over wintering some Geraniums. I said I would give it a try, and retrieved the plants from her, put them down stairs and promptly forgot all about them, that is, until I was reading a particular post on these plants, and had one of those "light bulb moments"
Yep! I'm getting old, and my memory is not what is was a few years ago. I guess I had better start writing reminder notes to myself, and posting them in a conspicuous place. *smile*




Some of the Geraniums have put forth new growth, a few aren't looking as happy. But with a little TLC perhaps they will grow.

After a haircut, and a nice soak in tepid water they are ready to show me what they are capable of. It is going to be a while before they all start to show some sign of life, at least the ones which have not shriveled up and died. I will keep you posted on their progress. I will probably need a reminder to do so. *chuckle*

Quote of the day

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

3 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Keewee: Those geraniums know we forget sometimes that is why they are so hardy. :) Hey, better late than never and that it was not next Fall before you remembered. :) They will be fine.

spookydragonfly said...

HA!!...I am the Queen of sticky notes! I have over-wintered geraniums with success...the past couple of years I've been lazy and haven't done so. When spring comes, then I wish I did, because it seemed that the over-wintered ones got much bigger the second time around! Happy Spring!

Chiot's Run said...

Keep us updated on how it goes. I overwinter hydrangea starts in my garage. I've read about geraniums but I've never tried it. This could be a great way to save some cash each year!