Geraniums – Planting In Pots vs. Ground

Q: Geraniums seem to always be grown in pots. Can you plant them in the ground in Atlanta or will they do better in pots?

A: Geraniums grow fine in flower beds. I think they look best when placed to get morning sun and afternoon shade. Remove spent flowers regularly and fertilize every four weeks. You’ll have bright flowers until frost. At that time you can dig the plants and put them in a pot for indoor growing until next spring. I have tips on how to overwinter geraniums at bit.ly/wintergeranium