Re: [gardeners] Overwintering Pelargoniums

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 02 Oct 1997 12:08:29 -0700

At 02:10 PM 10/2/97 -0400, you wrote:
>We missed the predicted frost after killing ourselves covering and taking
>in ALL the tender plants. No room to eat in the kitchen until I cut back
>30+ pelargoniums, repot the houseplant candidates and hang the others in
>the basement. BTW, I've never taken the pelargoniums out of the soil before
>but they are too big now for all to stay in pots. Is this hanging method
>the best way or has anyone another solution? Hate to lose any of them. They
>are all different.
>Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
>Beautiful hand painted fibers
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
Cheryl, some mist the roots from time to time, others stand the roots in
water once a month.  You could take cuttings just to make sure you don't
lose them, too.  Margaret