The truth about containers

gee_oh_nyc(6b/7a)May 8, 2007

I've heard different things about geraniums in containers. One version is that its best to have only one geranium per container. Others say that's not the case. What are some of your favorite ways to feature geraniums in containers? Alone? or with companion plants?

Thanks

George

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greenhouser(Middle TN Zone 6)

One of the prettiest containers I ever saw had several bright red geraniums planted with a small companion plant having tiny white flowers. Beautiful! I wish I knew what those tiny white flowers were.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 12:48AM
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ckthomas00(z7 VA)

Geraniums do so well for me that I give them the entire pot with an accent... Either a spike grass coming from the middle or dark green ivy around the sides.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 8:57AM
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joeb1979

I've got the basic standard geranium with some vinca vines. I wish I had considered adding in a white petunia or two for contrast.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 12:27PM
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birdsnblooms

I would think, if you're planning on bringing indoors in fall, they'd best be planted alone, or w/some type of house plant..maybe I'm wrong??? Toni

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 1:46PM
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njsmom59(zone 5)

to joeb1979 how many geraniums do you have in your pot? I tend to only put three to four but they dont look as full as yours.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 10:41AM
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dallasguy

That looks amazing. Mine have never looked that good. Most of mine are dead/dying due to the unusual wet weather we have been having in TX.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 9:32PM
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tinama

I have some in pots by themselves and then a couple with companion plants. One of them is in with vinca vines and then another is in with some lotus.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 10:53AM
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alameda/zone 8

I just found a neat plant today in small pots, it is euphorbia, little white blooms that bloom continuously. I am going back for more tomorrow.......they had this plant in semi shade at my church and it was very eye catching. I plan to use more of it this summer.
Judith

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 5:47AM
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prairierose_2007

Your tiny white flowers may be alyssum. I put one Rocky Mountain Red petunia in a 12" pot and put 4 or 5 alyssum plants around the edge. They will sprawl over the edge and make a nice setting for the red flowers. And I think a couple of geraniums in the pot would have been better. May try that now.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 9:21PM
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greenhouser(Middle TN Zone 6)

The small white flowers are called "snowflake" and I found them at a local nursery. I made up several hanging baskets with deep pink geraniums and a nice "snowflake" in the center.... beautiful. :)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 10:49PM
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