Growing Geraniums Indoors Or Outdoors

Written by Lee Dobbins

The geranium has long been a favorite plant for both garden beds and containers. This common geranium is actually a member ofrepparttar genus Pelargonium whilerepparttar 142792 wild geranium is a member ofrepparttar 142793 genus Geranium. Both look great in gardens! Bothrepparttar 142794 wild and common geraniums are suited for outdoor living, butrepparttar 142795 Regal or Martha Washington geranium is best kept in containers indoors.

Geraniums can be grown in planters onrepparttar 142796 porch, patio or garden. The ivy type geraniums are great for hanging baskets and window boxes. Make sure you use a container that is big enough forrepparttar 142797 plant or it will wilt (you may need to replant to prevent wilting asrepparttar 142798 plant grows). Use a soil that has enough aeration – either a commercial made mix or garden soil mixed with peat moss or perlite. Plant in a spot that is protected from strong wind and gets 6 hours sun a day. Make sure you water it frequently but do not let it sit in water.

Is Your Geranium Turning Yellow?

Written by Lee Dobbins

Are Your Geraniums Turning Yellow?

The geranium, like any other garden plant, needs proper care to flourish. Planting in a sunny spot, making surerepparttar plant gets enough water and fertilizer and checking for disease and pests will help your plant to be healthy. One problem with geraniums is that they can turn yellow, wilt and drop leaves. Here’s some things to check for if this happens to your plant.

1. If your geranium is in a planter, it could be thatrepparttar 142791 plant has outgrownrepparttar 142792 container. Make surerepparttar 142793 pot is big enough and if it looks likerepparttar 142794 plant is outgrowing it, then transplant into a bigger pot. Make surerepparttar 142795 container has adequate drainage and that you water once a week or as needed in hot weather.

2. Check for disease. Some disease include:

Leaf Spot - leaves fall off after becoming spotted. Remove infected leaves, water with a soaker so as to avoid getting water on plant.

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