My Geranium Is As Impatient As I Am

An Impatient Geranium
@marlina (73881)
Canada
January 31, 2016 7:05am CST
Here is a picture of one of my geranium that I kept from the summer. Right now, it is just waiting and waiting to blossom. But it won't because if have to constantly prune the leaves. I am pruning the plant as if I don't, it will get too leggy. And I want to keep that plant alive so I can put it back outside as soon as possible. This will be its third year and I am keeping my fingers crossed for it to survive and thrive as usual. Did you keep some of your plants from your last year garden and put them back out in the Spring?
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
31 Jan 16
As you know, I have no plants left from gardens. But my marigolds in pots have sprouted!
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Hurray for the marigolds. They are good little soldiers!
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
31 Jan 16
@marlina Yes, they sure are. I will take the plastic film off the pots today so they can breathe. Now we'll see if Muffin stays out of them. That's the challenge!
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
31 Jan 16
@Raelove I would love to see photos of the Marigolds when they bloom.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
We don't have to do that where I live. Everything does just fine during the winter. I even have flowers on my geraniums. They love our winter weather.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
But here where I live in Canada, our winters are tough and nothing grows outside then.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@marlina I thought so. Sorry. The three laws of real estate (location, location, location) effect more than just housing prices.
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@jaboUK (54056)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 16
I only keep begonia tubers. I have noticed some geraniums trying to flower by the side of my house. They are in containers that I didn't bother to empty out.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Already flowering? In what country?
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@jaboUK (54056)
• United Kingdom
1 Feb 16
@marlina In England - our winter has been very mild, and they are up against the side of the house. They are very straggly, but I can't be bothered to do anything with them as I always get new geraniums for the summer.
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@Juliaacv (30502)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
I have done this too and find that geraniums do well when you keep them if you do like you said and keep them pruned back. I was in the garden yesterday and thought of you. There is growth in the ground and some of the plants have started their spring rebirth. This plant is coming back up, along with some green that I found in some of the others.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Already plants are sprouting out? A bit early for Canada, isn't it?
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@Missmwngi (10173)
• Nairobi, Kenya
31 Jan 16
Third year? It seems it has seen it all and survived
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Yes, third year and hoping for more blossoming.
@MALUSE (40359)
• Germany
31 Jan 16
My mother always did this with geraniums. But I don't have the space to store them. So I buy new ones in spring.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
I get a kick of saving my geraniums (not all of them as it would be too many indoors) but some .
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@just4him (117534)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 16
I trust it will do well. You've had lots of success with your plants.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Yes, my plants are being pretty good with me.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Jan 16
We don't bring any in for the winter. We have way to many and the house would be full of them. So we just hope they come back, the ones that are supposed to anyway.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
I like to take a few in to comfort me in the winter. I have tons of them outside, so I can't take them all out either.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 16
Hope it will blossom.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
It should blossom eventually.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
31 Jan 16
@marlina I do not have a garden now and I am not keeping any plant.It is really wonderful that you are keeping that Geranium with so much care.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
It is always a joy to see the plants coming again.
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@amadeo (66077)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Our has been blooming all winter long here.We keep it in the cellar.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Do you mean that it blooms even in the dark?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan 16
That is a lucky geranium with you to look after it so well. Hope it thrives for another year.
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@amnabas (10299)
• Karachi, Pakistan
31 Jan 16
Well my kids are forcing today for buying plants.
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@LadyDuck (158028)
• Switzerland
31 Jan 16
Yes, I do, one of them is my gardenia, but I also have a geranium and a big vase of carnations.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Do you mean "living" carnations?
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@LadyDuck (158028)
• Switzerland
31 Jan 16
@marlina These small perennial carnations.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
31 Jan 16
@LadyDuck This is a very beautiful photograph.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
This house doesn't have windows conducive to growing plants inside. The front windows don't get a lot of light because of the deep porch, The best windows that get sufficient light are in the bedroom and if I had plants in there Ruby would probably knock them over, since they would be in her space. So, no, I don't keep from year to year.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Too bad, they are a comfort in the winter.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@marlina I have violets that did manage to bloom a few months ago.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
We don't have spring here. But i keep one plant away from the heat of aummer too
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
No Spring?
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31 Jan 16
It's looking vibrant!
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
It looks pretty good so far.
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@andriaperry (50840)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Put those stems you prune into water and they will root and make more plants. I am opening anew business up and that is how I get many of my plants, from cuttings.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
31 Jan 16
Good idea. Wishing you all the best with the enterprise
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@MarymargII (9779)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 Feb 16
Well at least it's ready to go! It would have been funny if it was an Impatience plant and that would have made some title! ha!
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jan 16
Your plant is really doing good.
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