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What should I do with geraniums during the winter?

I brought my geraniums indoors for the winter. Do they need light? Should I water them? Should I cut them? If so, how short? When is the best time to take cuttings (i.e. during winter, start of ...
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What insect eats petals and what can I do to kill it?

My geraniums loved being outside the front window of my house. They've been thriving there for over two months now and I thought I'd finally found a winner (it's too hot for pansies and other daintier ...
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Is there a way to keep hardy geraniums upright?

I have some large hardy geraniums in my yard. At their best, they are about 2 feet tall and look beautiful. However, after a storm, they flatten out and do not look nice: We get heavy storms ...
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Are Geraniums truly effective against Japanese Beetles?

In 2010, the Agricultural Research Service recommended planting geraniums to help control Japanese Beetles. Geraniums Could Help Control Devastating Japanese Beetle (2010). However, I have not been ...
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What are these red marks on the leaves of my pelargoniums?

There are separate questions about mistakes that I made in the repotting process: What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant? What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;...
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My particular geranium situation for winter (must keep it at desk at work, can't do it at home)

I have a geranium which I really like, and I need to do the right thing for it this Fall/Winter. It's too cold here to keep it outdoors, but I can't keep it at my house because we have a cat who will ...
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Can I make my own potting soil with what I have?

I have miracle grow gardening soil as well as Hoffman and Espoma cactus mixes. Can I mix these two (part cactus mix part gardening mix) together for potting geraniums and lobelia? I'm out of general ...
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Scented geraniums cuttings die

The cuttings just die. I have tried rooting in water, in soil, with rooting powder and without, woody stalks, soft stalks, with greenhouse and without, they just die in 1-2 weeks.
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How to take care of geraniums? [closed]

The leaves are turning yellow on my geraniums. Am I over watering them or are they getting too much? What is causing this? I have only had them a couple of weeks.
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Identify this type of geranium

We've recently bought this geranium, but I can't for the life of me find its type. Does anyone know? (Google Lens says it's a moth orchid...) Also - we worry a bit about the dried up leaves. The ...
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assess health of this geranium

Can you help me assess the health of this geranium please ? I believe this is a a rather old plant, maybe 10 years old, it has been a year now i am taking care of it. A year back when i found him, it ...
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Protecting geranium outside in winter

I have some pots with geranium in my garden. Since where I live winter comes with some frost and snow, I have already confirmed that leaving the geranium in the garden will make them not survive the ...
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Geranium is short with leaves only no flowers in July

I put down the seeds for geranium around mid or late May in 2020. I live in Pacific Northwest. Now it is just like this after almost 2 months It's only 4-5 in tall and no flowers yet. It's been cool ...
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Getting rid of mealybugs in geranium/citronella?

I have a small citronella plant that used to look very leafy and green. All of a sudden, the plant started turning brown, and the leaves were dying. So I looked at it today, and found some white ...