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Crane's Bill Geranium

Postby joan w » Apr 29, 2008 7:14 am

I have 6 starter plants and would like to know when they should go in the ground.

Our ‘final’ frost date is May 24, but seems to me that these perennials could go in before that. Would appreciate any information.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 29, 2008 8:32 am

Hi Joan:
As soon as they are hardened off they can go in the ground.
Even though the perennials are usually frost hardy, if these are "fresh", and have been indoors, you have to treat them as you would an annual.
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Postby Sheikea » Apr 29, 2008 9:43 am

I would also cover them for the first while as well after you put them in the ground.Wouldn't hurt anyways just to be sure.
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Postby joan w » Apr 29, 2008 9:59 am

Thanks for your replies.

They were outdoors when I bought them and have been ever since.

We've had a couple of much cooler days and they're still fine so in they go.
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Postby agedgardener2 » Apr 29, 2008 10:04 am

Joan Plant them now they are a three season plant.Mine were green when the snow melted.JOY
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Postby joan w » Apr 29, 2008 12:13 pm

This afternoon is planting time Joy.
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Munstead Lavender

Postby Lindamct » Apr 29, 2008 12:20 pm

I am so happy! Last year I took some cuttings of my Munstead Lavender. I potted them up and sunk pot and all in the ground. Took off the winter mulch and voila! Yup 4 nice 4 inches pots of well developed cuttings....wooohooo! Gonna plant them this afternoon. :D
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 29, 2008 1:56 pm

Lucky you Joan! i can hardly wait to get my hands dirty!
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Postby joan w » Apr 29, 2008 6:41 pm

It is so much fun Lyn, the dirty hands I mean. :wink:

I've been trying to remember the gloves but first thing I know I'm in with the bare fingers. Another scrubbing coming up!
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