During the long, cold, dark days of winter, there is nothing I enjoy more than Geraniums happily blooming in a sunny window.
Now is the time to dig up the plants and place them in pots and move into the house.
Select a pot that has a hole for drainage, place a milk or coffee filter over the drainage hole in the bottom to keep the dirt from leaching out, or fill 2'' of gravel, rock, or broken clay pot pieces in a galvanized bucket or other pot of choice if it does not have a drainage hole.
Trim back the geraniums, but not to much.
Remove the plants from the ground keeping as much soil around the roots as possible. I mix equal parts of farm dirt with organic potting soil and then add a little compost or aged manure to the mix. I have found that the purchased organic potting soil does not sustain healthy plants so I always mix in my farm dirt and compost. The soil can be a little on the heavy side. This keeps the plants from drying out to fast.
Bring in plants of other perennial flowers and herbs, to enjoy over the winter. Place in a sunny south-facing window for best results. Trim often to prevent legginess.
Try herbs plants of oregano, rosemary, lavender, chives, sage, tarragon and other woody stemmed plants. I have also successfully grown dill from seed in a windowsill.