M. J.
by M. J.
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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  • AKG49683621 AKG49683621 on Oct 07, 2020

    My geraniums are in concrete planters outside. What is the best way to take care of them?

  • Jill Pounds Jill Pounds on Oct 10, 2020

    Hello! We have geraniums in the ground and in the pot. Can you save the ones in the ground? Also, my planted geranium is still blooming. Do I wait until it's done growing, before I cut it back then put into bag? Thank You!

  • Debbie Tuerff Debbie Tuerff on Nov 29, 2020

    Do you need to water geraniums still while in the plastic garbage bag,??

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  • Emf54862927 Emf54862927 on Nov 15, 2021

    Yes definitely

  • Delois Yates Delois Yates on Sep 24, 2022

    yes, I will try this. thanks

    • RHinojosa RHinojosa on Nov 16, 2022

      Thank you for your tip. I'm going to try it myself. Question is this? Should I make sure the dirt is dried out before placing it in the bag or is it better to water first?