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Geranium blossoms

Posted by matoad z5 CO ( on
Sat, Aug 15, 09 at 16:27

I have several pots of geraniums that are outside now. I pick off the blossom stem just before it starts to lose the petals but I notice that several buds haven't opened. Even when I leave the blossoms on much longer, I still have unopened buds. Does anyone know if this is normal and if not, how can I correct it?

Thanks, Mary Ann

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RE: Geranium blossoms

I bought and planted a 12 pack of geraniums this year. They are a cheery and giving plant. I just wish they came back. I, too have noticed this but don't know the cause. I just snip the flower stalks off when they get ratty looking, even if there's a couple of buds left unopened. I like to pot up a couple in the fall before the first freeze and overwinter them inside as houseplants. I know that doesn't answer your question, but I hate to see a post go unanswered!

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