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1. How do I care for Geraniums in hanging baskets?
Water hanging geraniums when the soil is dry to a depth of 2". Don't place the container on a saucer that will prevent free drainage and don't water in the evening. Wet geraniums are more susceptible to disease and rot. Watering in the morning is best.
Place hanging geraniums will they will get at least six hours of bright sunlight every day. Don't place them where they will be exposed to strong wind.
Deadhead the geraniums regularly by pinching off at spent blooms. This will allow the energy go towards developing new blooms. Keep hanging geraniums neat and remove any dry or dead leaves.
Fertilize hanging geraniums with all purpose, water-soluble fertilizer every other week, or with a time release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
2. How do I care for Wave Petunias in a hanging basket?
Don't let your wave petunia dry out between waterings. They need plenty of water, but keep in mind that the soil in beds and containers must be well drained and containers dry out faster than in ground beds. If possible, water your plants in the morning so the folage dries before evening.
Wave petunias are "heavy feaders." The full potential of wave petunias will not be realized from hunrgy plants. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 10 to 14 days or use a combination of liquid and slow release fertilizer. Always follow the reccomendations shown on the labels.