My husband is thrilled as am I. Thanks Kevin–I will definitely try your method. I am a avid Geranium lover and would like to find some scented plants to grow. In April I start to water the geraniums twice a month, and if possible bring them to a brighter location. I have several geraniums, some from my mother who passed away in 1995. I love the plant window you created for your own home, I may have to try that one out on some other windows! I start at the end of September or up to mid October, removing my geraniums from their large planter pots or from the garden. I always store my plants in my insulated and skylite barn all winter but I love a small red geranium on my kitchen window sill. I usually slip them in jelly jars full of water, using marker over scotch tape on the sides for labels. It has been repinned a number of times already. Another plant I love that is perfect for a small house is Oxalis – goes dormant when not watered and can sit in my cellar through the winter. I take 3-4″ cuttings (sometimes more on leggy ones), stick them in their assigned glass to harden over for a day or two and then fill them with ordinary tap water. happy to have more of this particular favorite – so, thank you for your good advice! Properly potted, there will be a one-inch opening between the soil surface and the top of the pot to allow for water. I’d not been able to keep geraniums alive past May here in AZ (probably because of the heat) but will try your method starting in late March/April when the plants are still strong and temperatures below 100. X Research source A pot bigger than 15 US gal (57 L) will be really hard to move around. I will keep it in the pot. Everything is just lovely and so beautifully done. Kudos! Each year I do bring in my geraniums and they have gotten straggly over the years. DO pinch off all flowering buds. Widely available Chinese hibiscus and Confederate rose, a hand-me-down treasure, cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Hi Betty819 – You can start the cuttings in plastic or clay. unless im getting cuttings from it.. i know this one guy that has had a geranium for 7 years with out cutting on it and it still looks the same but now is like a small bush or shrub and is just growing well in the spring and inside in the winter months.. anyhow i need to pollinate mine so i’ll get seeds from the flowers i’d like to start a new plant from seeds not just cuttings. Toss the severed roots onto the compost pile. This is all so interesting and I will try the cuttings on my one red geranium this year. I missed the end of last season you recommend in this excellent blog. Thanks again. This is the first year I haven’t killed mine. It’s already beginning the second week of September here in NH and the nights are cool, but I’m still going to try my hand at cutting back my geranium and rooting the cuttings. Geranium is also the botanical name and common name of a separate genus of related plants, also known as cranesbills. Wow, I’m so glad I did, you have so much information regarding houseplants, care tips, propagation, and how to water that I am kicking up my heels! Hi Tris – Yep, let the petunias root outdoors in a bright but sunless location. I’m very I have put you on my desktop, so I can read more of you. The dome draws my attention to the new plant, keeping it on the “front burner” and properly attended to amidst the piles of potted specimens that surround me. Yea! Indeed, I’m sure I would have adored your mother! Two surprises were a Solomon's Seal hosta that I had given up for dead, it sprung back to life. COPYRIGHT © 2009 - 2019 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | KEVIN LEE JACOBS. Kevin, Cool. The total population of Southborough consists of 10,021 people. I’m gonna give this a go this year. Why are the leaves drooping? (Seattle.) My failure rate has been reduced enough to convince me they are valuable. Since I live in NM and receive plenty of winter sun, I too overwinter my plants. Is there any chance the trimmed off root mass would grow if it was planted with new potting soil above and below it? You always come up with projects that are doable in scale and scope, and can be enjoyed over a several-month period. I’m going to re-pot those suckers today! Pictured above is my rose-scented ‘Lady Plymouth.’ You can crush the leaves of this variety, and add them to your bath water. They Winter in my loft under grow lights and save me lots of money in the Spring ~ I used to grow them from seed and much prefer this method. Thanks and bye. Please advise…. I still shy away from putting my slips in soil. Was wondering if I could still do what this article suggests or will I be stuck with the Giants till next year. Sara – So sorry I missed your question! We’re going to fix this. So, are you considering ideas for getting going on a gardening book? I will definitely be doing this to it soon. I am looking forward to using these steps mid august. Growing up, I always remember plants all around me..in the home, outside. Well. Give it the same treatment as described above — remove most of the top growth, and an equal proportion of roots.