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Old 08-05-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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So I have cut them back twice and they keep roaring back. Would they continue doing well for awhile if I bring them in this fall???
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Good job I have never done well with them. Alweays seem to get root rot, I didnt think I overwatered either.

I dont know about bringing them in though
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I have a New Guinea Impatiens that I have had for 3 years. It had dropped every leaf. I put it out in the compost along with everything else that looked sad and its beautiful. I will pot it up and bring it inside before cold weather.

I always bring in annuals/tender perrenials and keep them blooming in sunny windows. You can take cuttings when they get too leggy, but don't throw the stumps away if you have room to keep them. Many will regenerate when you put them out in the spring.

I don't grow the shade impatiens, but I would pot some up and enjoy them while they lasted if I did.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Depending on the climate you may have nothing but bug trouble with them in the house. Running the furnace all winter dries the air and pests like whiteflies, scale, and spidermites attack. We gave up trying to overwinter geraniums, Coleus, and fuschias after a couple of years trying, and having to hose them off and/or spray once a week and having the houseplants get them from the outdoor perennials.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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My houseplants go out to the porch every year, so everything gets the same treatment before they return to the house in the fall.

It really depends on what you have to offer them indoors. Time to tend to them and a good location are key.

A geranium (pergoleum) will bloom all winter in a cool, sunny window. I love the look and smell of red geraniums and can't imagine tossing one instead of bringing it indoors.

If you don't have room, you can try putting them in a basement or crawl space. Bring them out next spring and keep them watered in bright shade for a week or two and some may return to life.

I have had good luck with cuttings from woody vines that are just too big to save.

Start with your pot of impatiens. You might get hooked.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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We had a neighbor who had a greenhouse addition to his home, and he took cuttings from his impatiens and rooted them every winter. Rooting in a sand bed is a great way to do this -- a worthwhile winter project!
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