How To Protect Geraniums And Petunias From Too Much Rain

Question From: D. Baker - Lee Center, New York, United States
Q: We are having an extreme amount of rain in the north east - my potted geraniums look terrible - spindly, leave falling off. It has been raining every day. The other day the sun was out all day but not nearly enough to dry the plants out. What do I need to do for my geraniums and actually my petunias?

A: Short of covering them with an umbrella, there is nothing you can do. If they are in pots move them to a protected area. If they are in the ground pray for sun. When the weather clears I would fertilize them with a water soluble fertilizer, such as Jack's Classic according to package directions. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.