In a Vase on Monday

pink flowers, pelargoniums

I have picked all the flowers off my pelargoniums and lifted the plants.

In the past I have tried to dry them out and then repot in the Spring and planting out after frosts have finished – this had very limited success.

For the past couple of years I have dug them up and kept them going inside all winter, then planted them out again – each time removing the blooms and taking cuttings.

It seems to work and I get the bonus of flowers all winter.

I feed them with a little Tomato feed each week.

What do you do with yours?

Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

and

Cee’s Flower of the Day

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43 responses to “In a Vase on Monday

  1. Oh this is lovely!

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  2. Lovely! In the past I have always taken cuttings and kept them on a cool windowsill, but they then take so long to start flowering in spring so I must admit I now put them on the compost heap. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Murtagh's Meadow

    They are a beautiful shade!

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  4. It’s a lovely pink and I’m sure it’ll brighten your house. Will it bloom indoors for you? I have a lot of Pelargoniums, most of the scented and ivy geranium varieties, but luckily they can stay outside year-round in my climate – that’s one of the benefits of living in coastal Southern California, the abysmal lack of rain being the chief negative.

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  5. They look so pretty in a vase Sandra. I don’t currently have any, but in past gardens they stay out all year round and keep on coming back. It’s a plus for living in a temperate climate.

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  6. I remember a very dark night in college, when my room mate and I “saved” one of the university’s geraniums by digging it up and putting it in a bucket! We kept it all winter!

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  7. Very pretty and probably safer to bring them in.

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  8. So pretty! I compost mine after the frost gets them. I got fed up having them indoors!

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  9. Beautiful vase photo. You do still life photos so elegantly. πŸ˜€

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  10. Very pretty. Some years I remember to bring the pelargoniums into the greenhouse or take cuttings. Your lovely vase has inspired me to bring a few in this year.

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  11. I don’t grow them either, but they are sure are pretty.

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  12. Oh what a lovely shade of pink! I haven’t grown Pelargoniums but reading your post makes me want to. I have a friend here who overwinters hers the same way.

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  13. These make a lovely vase Sandra. My grandmother always overwintered her pelargonium (she called geranium) on an indoor sun porch–your post took me back to some nice memories. Have a good week.

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  14. Your link wasn’t quite right Sandra but I am not at home today and can’t change it on my phone – I had to go directly to your blog instead. This bundle of pelargoniums looks gorgeous and all the more so for being unusual – we may pop the odd bloom into a vase but cutting them all like this has never crossed my mind. Do they still retain their vitality keeping them going inside? I bring mine in but keep them very dry. Thanks for sharing this – definitely something to ponder over

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    • I have put the right link in a comment. Sorry about that. Never good to do things in a rush is it.
      The flowers last quite well, once cut, but do shed petals.
      The plants really did keep their vitality last winter, on a West facing windowsil.
      I wonder if they will keep it up this winter.

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  15. Your vase looks so pretty.
    We don’t have a lot of natural light in the house but do have a conservatory. My husband (who is the gardener type in this family) brings a lot of the potted, tender plants inside to overwinter. The problem is, the conservatory also doubles as the cats’ room – it’s where they play, sleep and eat and can come in and out of there through the cat flap. One of them in particular thinks that, when there are plants in there, the soil in the pots makes them fair game to stand in for a litter tray when she can’t be bothered to go outside. Cue multiple wire cat guards rigged up in and around the pots. We’re now trying to limit the sort of thing we grow in pots so as to avoid the problem altogether.

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    • Cats! I used to have one that chewed indoor plants ……. why???
      I don’t have any pets anymore and make do with grandchildren, who so far have not managed to damage any indoor plants … there’s still time!

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  16. Don’t have pelargoniums but yours are very pretty and I like the simplicity of the white vase.

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  17. That’s a lovely vase Sandra, and thanks both the reminder to get on and protect all those vulnerable plants, and for advice on keeping Pelargoniums in the house.

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  18. So very pretty!!! I don’t usually overwinter anything since my house receives such poor light, but I’m sure they would brighten the winter months immensely.

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  19. We don’t have pelargoniums in our garden but, as I’m sure you know, I love the idea of bringing the outside in πŸ™‚

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