I'd like you to meet "Martha" She's been sitting on my front porch for a couple of weeks. I brought her home, not knowing much about her needs. She is quite "needy" I have found. First of all....I've been calling her by the wrong family name. Martha isn't a true geranium...she's a pelargonium. I figured that one this "regal" belonged in a pot of her own. A place of importance...for greeting guests when they come visiting. She likes to be kept damp...so she deserved my best plastic container. She must be in a container at least 8in across. She loves to spread out her toes (roots) in peat moss and vermiculite. Ahhhh, I could just hear her squeal with delight when I opened the special bag of Miracle Grow potting soil. She loves to eat.....a heavy feeder. You would never guess from the size of her slender stems. I feed the other "girls" once a month...but Martha likes to snack about every two weeks. She loves to adorn herself with beautiful blooms. She has a surprise for me...will she be dark pink or red? When the day gets too hot....she likes to go to a shady spot and have a cool drink. She loves a shower....In the fall, she wants to come inside. She's been out on the porch greeting people all summer and now she needs her beauty rest, in a bright window. Oh, if I had only known she was so needy. I might have left her there in that drafty spot at the garden center. But she gave me that sad look and dropped a leaf right in front of my very eyes and begged....leaning out of her pot....take me home, Balisha....and I did.