Just a quick question: I have 10 hanging baskets with ivy geraniums and trailing vinca that I would like to try to save over the winter. At this point, I have given them all 'a haircut', due to their size over the summer. Also have 6 other plants to save. Are the results better to pull them and dry bare-rooted or keep them potted, store in the basement until spring? My mom has done both over the years, but now in her late 70's, has decided to just leave them in pots and store in the underground storm cellar. Says they grow back out just fine.. I've not attempted to save vinca before, but each little start you buy around here runs at least $2 each... and I have plenty to save. My SIL says to plant it in the flower beds outside and it will take root... !?
Have only been in this area since March, moved from SE Indiana south of Indy. Not sure how winters are here along the Ohio River/WV state line... Any general consensus or different suggestions?