I have never gardened until this year... and need some help :)
I have many containers on my patio and no garage or storage space to put all of the containers in. I would like to try and keep some flowers for next year.
I have taken out the lily bulbs and put them in a brown bag to replant in the late winter/early spring in small pots to later replant in the containers. Is this the right thing to do?
I was thinking about replanting some of the ivy and keeping it indoors over the winter in hanging baskets - maybe taking some cuttings and rooting them for more containers next year.
For my 2 fountain grasses - that are supposed to come back - I was thinking about insulating the containers and burlapping them.
What should I do with the others? I have a begonia (a perennial I think), and 2 other perennials that produce flowers in the early spring and summer. Can I put them in small pots and keep them inside (main floor closet) until the spring? And I know that impatiens are annuals, but has anyone ever had theirs come back? Should I keep them in the pot or should I just trash them? They were so cheap, I don't mind throwing them out.
Any advise is appreciated! Thanks in advance :)