My newbie gardening adventures continue! Last week I shared my guide to choosing perennials in collaboration with Monrovia Plants. I began with the question: ‘what should I plant?!?,’ and then told you about Monrovia, how they grow the highest quality, healthiest plants that you find at Lowe’s and in your local garden center, and then how they helped me to answer my query of what to plant. I selected a pair of Miss Heidi Geraniums and you’ll find a refresher on all the details of how and why in my guide. Today I’m showing you how easy it is to grow Miss Heidi Geraniums – and all geraniums for that matter – in containers (Keep reading for the benefits).
The urns that I chose required making my own drainage holes, which was not clear in the product description!, but it was quick to do with my drill. Once the urns were drainage-ready, I filled them about one quarter of the way with potting soil.
Next I held onto the flowers and flipped the Monrovia containers upside down, pushing on the dirt a little bit so that the entire plant came loose into my palm. Then I placed the geraniums on top of the potting soil and added more potting soil around the edges. I made sure to plant them at the same depth as they came in their containers.
You guys, that was it. That was all I had to do, and then planting was complete!
My main reason for planting in containers is to brighten up our deck. Here are 3 additional reasons why container planting with geraniums is so great:
So simple, right? I’m so excited to enjoy my Miss Heidis year-round, for years to come.