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How to Winterize Ivy Geraniums


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Ivy geraniums are a common flower choice in the outdoor garden. They grow either in pots or in garden soil but they prefer moderate temperatures and won’t survive the cold winter months. Potted geraniums are brought indoors in the fall and will continue growing indoors. Planted geraniums need to be dug up and prepared for the winter months.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Spade
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Potting soil
    1. Dig up the geranium using a spade before the first frost in fall. Be careful not to damage the roots. Brush off the loose dirt.
    2. Cut the roots with a sharp knife so they are 4 inches long. Cut just above any nodes in the roots.
    3. Plant the geranium in a pot filled with potting soil and water thoroughly. If you are potting several geraniums, pot them close together. They won’t be growing over the winter and don’t need space.
    4. Water the geraniums only when the soil is almost completely dry.
    5. Replant the geraniums in the spring after all risk of frost is gone.

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