I'm going to try to keep these two geraniums going all winter in this south facing window. Lots of sun and the same exposure that they were grown in all summer. I used to keep one or two in the basement a few years ago, but I often forgot about them and by the time I remembered.....they were doing poorly. I thought that being right here at my elbow...I would be able to be more attentive to their needs.
Many years ago, I pulled up geraniums in the fall, brushed off the dirt and hung them from the beams in the basement. There they hung all winter long....with no water. I did this so I could save money and not have to buy them. In the spring, when I checked, there were little green sprouts coming from the branches. I planted them later in the spring and was always disappointed that they took such a long time to get flowers and look like a healthy geranium.
Another way I tried was to take cuttings in the early fall and root them. This is a good way, but I don't want to fuss with that anymore.
There's no reason for me to keep these except for the fact that I love to see pictures of a geranium in a clay pot on a window sill. I've always thought that I would paint a picture like this, but so far...I haven't. One of the geraniums that I am keeping is one that came in the hanging basket from my daughter. It was so pretty and bloomed all through the summer. The other is the 88 cent one that I bought 18 of to plant in the driveway planters.
So, each month I will post a picture of my geraniums....to show how they are doing....and most of all to remind me to take care of them.
Today is pool day and we are getting ready to leave soon. Have a nice day....brrrrrr.....cold here. Did I see snow on the weather map for the NW?