I have an easy way to save your geraniums from year to year. In mid September to early October cut back geranium and place container in a large garbage bag in your garage or cool basement for the winter months. When temperatures start to climb up and there is no threat of frost remove plastic bag and place in sun. Saturate with water until you see water coming out of the base of plant. If temperature drops bring back into garage and keep inside until there is no threat of frost. From there it's a piece of cake! Beautiful blooms. This will be my 6th year with this beautiful plant. I have had to change containers twice. Blooms galore!
5th year and going strong!
This is how the geranium looks after the long winter. It has already started to get green in early March.
Getting ready for winter. Cut back plant well making sure to leave some of the plant green leaves on.
Cut back a bit more.

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  • Barbara Lorenz McNichols
    on Sep 20, 2018

    Do you seal the bag shut and do you want at all through the Winter?

  • Marze Baquera
    on Nov 15, 2018

    is this only for outside geranium ..i have my geranium inside.. do i have to trim this one too.... i didnt knew you store geranium on winter....i was surprise

    • M. J.
      on Nov 15, 2018

      Usually geraniums rest through the cold months but if yours are doing well inside no need to trim unless they are getting to wild. Then cut back.

  • Mary
    on Feb 1, 2019

    Did not see answer. Sorry. Do you seal the plastic bags?

    • So I taking my daughters from her house that are in deck boxes, so do I go& replant them in my containers or just keep them in paper/ plastic bags? Also I have beeeautiful geraniums in hanging baskets, pull them out of the moss liners or store in garage or basement ?

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  • Jenny
    on Jul 3, 2020

    Thanks, I'll try your method this year.

    Last winter was so mild in England that I left my geraniums outside in their tubs (on a South facing wall) because they were still flowering. They flowered all winter and are looking very good still. But I can't hope for that weather again.

  • Liam Crowe
    on Jul 15, 2020

    I will do in Autumn?

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