Hardy geranium bulbs live up to their name, lasting through the winter months and boasting a long growing season, and now you can learn how to plant them in your own garden. A professional horticulturist guides you through it in this free video on growing and storing plant bulbs.
Hi, I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. Today, we're going to talk about gardening with hardy geraniums. We are gardening with hardy geraniums. Actually, this isn't a geranium, it's a pelargonium. The true geranium, represented by these plants here. This is a hardy perennial, it will last all through the winter, and come back year after year. They range in size from very small, to really quite large, three feet high or so. This is one of my favorite garden perennials. I use them all over, they're dependable, reliable, they have a long bloom season, and they remain tidy and neat all season. They rarely need dead-heading or pruning in any way. Just clip it back in the fall, and they look great the next spring. To plant this dwarf geranium in my garden, I've chosen a semi shay spot. It needs some sun, but it shouldn't be in all day hot sun and hot climate like ours. So, I'm digging in soil that's really quite fertile and good, I've already amended this bed. Pop the plant out, rough up the roots, just a little bit. This one's not very root bound, so I don't have to do too much. Make sure the plant is sitting on firm soil, and scoop the soil back in, around it. Don't plant it too deep, that's a big mistake for almost anything. Plant it at the same level it was growing before, or even slightly shallower. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. We've just been talking about planting and gardening with hardy geraniums.