Sunday, December 7, 2014

Caring for my geraniums




The geraniums were taking inside before the first frost arrived and after all your sweet comments on my previous Geranium post, including tips and tricks on how to overwinter this plant in a successful way, I am now preparing them all for their winter sleep. It is getting colder by the day and every morning I am wishing for a white landscape, but so far no snow... Maybe this upcoming week?

I decided to pinch all the flowers and browned leaves off, tidy up the plants a bit by nipping off branches coming from close to the root of the plants. I don't want to cut them down really, because I want them to grow tall and beautiful, so I will experiment and keep them the way they are.

I picked some cuttings too off the plants, and put them all in small water jars to develop a root system. Here is a great You Tube video showing you how to take cuttings from your plant. They say you can plant the cuttings directly into soil but I prefer doing it this way,  I can remember my Mama doing it this way... And I kind of like the look of all those different glass jars with cuttings in.

I will store my plants in the back hallway, under the stair case in the dark. It is probably about 10-15C˙/50-59 F˙ degrees out there in winter so I thought it will be a good temperature. Come February, I will take them out and place them on my window sills in the house. If I'm lucky I will have some pretty flowers blooming by Easter 2015.

Cross fingers I am doing it correctly this time. That would make me so proud to actually succeed in over wintering my geraniums. Great Grandma points right there. :)

Kärlek
Annette



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7 comments :

  1. I hope your Geraniums will do well! I'm too lazy to take care of them in wintertime, because our winter is so long and dark here in Finland. Your handicrafts are stunning! Happy Advent!

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  2. It sounds like you are doing all the right things Annette - you're going to have the best dressed windowsills in town next Easter! Love the pink colours x Jane

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  3. Your geraniums are beautiful, I hope they will survive the winter. Mine are inside already for some weeks because here was cold and I was afraid that they will freeze. So far they are ok, we'll see what will winter be like. :)

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  4. My mother did the same....I remember. I'm waiting for the snow too....Maybe this week! I hope!
    Isabella

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  5. Looks good, Annette.
    I'm taking a few cuttings in our furnitur removal truck this week - hope they survive two days of darkness!

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Kärlek
Annette

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