Good morning. Tina here.
My friend Joanne, who lives in Pleasant Valley near Placerville, has a wonderful home with a lovely wrap-around porch. She grows geraniums every year and keeps them alive in her garage in the winter. I have always admired her porch and her geraniums, and this year I have decided to grow some and try to keep them alive through the winter in MY garage. We will see how that goes, but for now I am enjoying their long-lasting flowers, and how well they grow in the summer heat.
I found the best deal on the geraniums in six-packs at the Rite-Aid on Broadway in Placerville. Later, after they had sold out of them, I wanted more, and bought four more in plastic pots at Marval in Georgetown. They are all doing well. I want to transplant the ones in the plastic pots into terracotta but I will probably wait until fall. We'll see.