How to Flower “Martha Washington”
and Scented Geraniums
Joy Logee Martin loved her scented geraniums and was quite successful at flowering them. Her cold bay window in her family Victorian house was just what the geraniums needed in the winter. And then, by the time the days got longer in March, her geraniums burst forth with springtime color. The trick was that her windows remained cool while the days got longer. The right balance between day length and nighttime temperature stimulates flowering.
• Grow below 60° F and above freezing during the winter months at night.
• Last pruning performed in December.
• Keep in full sun.
• Cold stimulates bud formation.
• When day length increases in March, blooms appear.