|Overwintered geraniums - dry. 3.8.15|
|Geraniums cleaned up. 3.8.15|
I pruned off the dead leaves and some of the lanky stems. Watered. It's now on the deck next to the house. They should make a comeback in a dew weeks.
Meanwhile, the geraniums I overwintered in the sunroom bloomed for most of the winter.
The advantages of overwintering geraniums are:
*After the first purchase, subsequent years are free.
*There are usually some stems for cuttings. Geraniums are easy to start cuttings in a glass of water.
*The resultant plants are much bigger than bedding plants at the big box store. They can be a sizable shrub in a few years. Very colorful.
*They don't look good, for a few weeks.
*Sometimes they don't survive. But they usually do.
*You need a place that is dry and frost free to store them dry. Or, a sunny place to keep them growing.
|Geraniums overwintered in sunroom. 3.8.15|