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Old Feb 13, 2013, 4:50 PM   #1
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I planted this red Geranium in Spring of last year and it has thrived, pumping out beautiful red flowers for almost a year. However, in mid January of this year we had about a week of nighttime freezes. Poor flower didn't know what hit it!

Incidentally, if you are wondering about the angle and possible distortion. That blue pot is called a "sunken pot". The top of the pot is tilted about 30 degrees with a flat bottom. The net effect is the appearance that the pot has sunk into the concrete! It is very heavy, weighing around 15 pounds!



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Old Feb 13, 2013, 7:38 PM   #2
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I have some in the basement waiting for spring to arrive.

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Brrrrr bring that poor thing in side and let her freshen up for spring time....
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Interesting, plants look like that after extreme heat too!
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I have wintered geraminums inside, they do very well. rescue the poor thing, Cal.
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Just prune it all the way down and it will come back in the spring. Geraniums are indestructible.
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Just prune it all the way down and it will come back in the spring. Geraniums are indestructible.
Too late! I just ripped it out and put it in the garbage. I'll get a new one as soon as they are available.

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Anything my wife touches is green everything else that I touch looks like this.
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Too late! I just ripped it out and put it in the garbage. I'll get a new one as soon as they are available.

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Well, if you have any other Geranium that does not look as dead, break a stem or two and stuck it in the soil (any pot/cup with soil). In a few weeks it will generate roots, then you can transplant it to a bigger container.
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Poor thing! It looks so sad, frozen like that.
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