Now More About That Geranium
This left-over plant from off the porch last summer was still blooming, green and healthy so I had to bring it in and keep it going. It is now January and it is really going to town so.........
I will clip off a terminal branch around this point maybe 5" or so from the top and root it in some water.
Then when it develops roots in a few weeks I will pot it up and grow it on for spring planting. Here is what it will look like. I got this one going a few months ago and now it's going to town. I don't always find this exact color I love so much that I showed you on my porch. By starting some now, I can look forward to having them ready to go.
On a side note: This begonia I bought last summer to add a little color atop a column around my pond got bitten down to mere stubble TWICE by the DD*. I kept it, of course, and am bringing it back up to snuff for another go this spring. Having had a sudden loss of deer this past fall, I figure its chances for escaping future haircuts have increased and make it very worth saving. I keep it watered and fertilize it occasionally. I will top dress with compost before I set it back out again this spring.