10″ Hanging Ivy Geraniums 2 for $30!
Regular price: $22.49 each. Must purchase two plants. Offer valid 4/01/18 through 4/30/18. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
12″ Upright Zonal Geraniums 2 for $40
Regular price: $28.99 each. Must purchase two plants. Offer valid 4/01/18 through 4/30/18. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
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Geranium Growing Tips from Evelyn
Did you Know that every single geranium originally comes from South Africa? It is one of the largest plant families. There are geraniums that bloom pretty. There are geraniums that have scented foliage. There are some very ugly geraniums but they are often very drought tolerant and are useful for hybridizing. There are all the pretty geraniums that you love.
Tips to success with Geraniums
Give them as much sun as possible. For your already growing geraniums give them a trim in early spring. Fertilize and they will be right back. Ivy Geraniums bloom all year. Zonals bloom more in spring and summer.
Watch out for cold rainy weather and remove any extra foliage to allow for good air circulation.
Zits on the back of the Ivy Geranium leaves. The little bumps on the back of the leaves are harmless. They are extra water cells that burst and turn brown. A little like Zits.
Ivy Geraniums can sometimes get some ad diseases. Be sure you buy from a good grower like Weidners. We bring in fresh cuttings for each crop to be sure they do not have any diseases. Beware of bargain geraniums that have yellow leaves or look sick. Buying a bargain geranium at a flea market is not a bargain.
Tips to success for Zonal Geraniums. All of the above tips but Zonals bloom heaviest in spring and summer. Cut them back when not in bloom but be sure to always leave some of the old growth.
Warning. For Zonal geraniums only California has a nasty little night flying moth that likes to lay one egg on each flower bud that is forming. That little egg hatches out and eats its way into the bud, gobbles up the tender little flower and then emerges and leaves a hole. That is the Geranium Bud worm. At Weidner’s we do a regular preventive spray with the non toxic Bt spray to be sure your geranium is perfect.
For you on your old geraniums It is easy to keep them away. Starting in May or so give your Zonal geraniums a monthly spray of any spray with Bt on the label or Captain Jack’s Spinosad spray. This will take care of that nasty little worm. The most active times for that moth is right around the full moon. You can see the little egg like a grain of sand if you look hard.
Other than that all your Geranium needs is Sun, Water, Fertilizer and your happy Smile.