Bring your annuals inside to survive our Buffalo winter

You’ve nurtured your annuals all summer long, but you know that it won’t be long now before we have a frost in the Buffalo area that will mark the end of these lovely plants.

In the how-to video below, Anne, a Buffalo gardener, shows you how to take cuttings inside for the winter so you can reintroduce your treasured annuals into your garden in the spring.

11 Comments on “Bring your annuals inside to survive our Buffalo winter

  1. Hi Connie, I just got done watching the video about bringing your annuals inside for the winter. I was very impressed.I never knew that it could be done. The video was very informative. Also putting a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot is such a clever idea. I always used stones for plants and what a mess. So thanks to you and the video, I have a new project for fall and winter. Happy Gardening, Ann Bednarek

  2. I wish I could take more credit for the video, but the presenter, Anne, developed all the content. She did such a great job, and she was very patient with me during the filming process.

    One year, I had the most beautiful coleus. On a Wednesday, I was going to cut some off and bring it inside, but it looked so pretty in the garden. I decided to wait a few more days. On Friday, the October Storm hit. My beautiful coleus was buried under a foot of heavy snow, and I’ve never coleus quite like that again. Sigh.

    On the positive side, we get storms like that only every 50 or 100 years, so chances are you have plenty of time to bring your cuttings indoors!

  3. John,
    I’m so glad you found the video helpful. I plan to do more tutorials in the future. Let me know if there are any topics you’d like to see.

  4. Great Job! I used to bring entire potted annuals into the house to try and winter them over…. but always end up with problems like insects and soil-borne plant diseases… not to mention that they tend to get spindly and dreadful looking over the course of the winter. I usually ended up taking cuttings in the spring and tossing what was left of the original plant, but this makes MUCH more sense! Thanks!

  5. Laurie,
    Anne has great information and presents it so clearly! I’m glad you found this helpful. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Thanks to all for your kind comments – I’m really happy to be able to contribute to Connie’s wonderful creation Thank you Jim – god of the GardenWalk – I am truly honored! And David – you have made a huge impact and contribution to my garden, I love how we inspire each other. What is more rewarding than assisting Nature in being its beautiful best?

  7. Is there a transcript of how to overwinter one’s annuals? For those of us who are older and hard of hearing it would be great to be able to read this. Even “just the print” would be nice, but in a powerpoint type thing with a few photos demonstrating the steps would be superb.

  8. Kate,
    I hadn’t considered that. Let me think about how I can do it.
    Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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