Many gardeners find
this method successful, and it does provide big specimens. Growers of geraniums often ask whether plants can be lifted in fall and stored by hanging upside down in cellars or basements. This was possible in old-fashioned cellars with dirt floors and without central heating units; but it is not possible in modern basements, which are warm, dry, and well insulated. Gardeners with cellars or sheds where temperatures remain above freezing, can winter geraniums this way. The dead-looking sticks, set out in pots or in the garden in warm weather, will astound you when they develop into glorious flowering specimens. The fact that geraniums, under certain conditions, can be wintered without soil is certainly proof of their toughness.