I have a couple of pelargonia in pots. They live on a south facing balcony, and generally seem pretty happy there in the summer. (In my previous posts, they lived elsewhere and were much less happy. On this balcony they generally got a lot less etiolated.) I put them in a cellar overwinter (probably around early November? I forget), to protect them from the frost, and have just taken them back out, and watered them for the first time in 4 months.
You can see them below.
Question 1: Is this about the right time to have brought them out?
As you can see, they've reacted to being in the dark for ~4 months by growing a bunch of chlorophyll-free etiolated "stems". Which is roughly what I was expecting.
Question2: What should I do with them now?
I assume that in the medium term I want to cut all that long growth off, but I don't know whether I should be doing that immediately, or whether I should be giving them a few weeks (2?) of sun to start growing some "real" buds, before I do that?
I'm expecting to leave all the old growth (though to take off all the dead leaves and any dead flower heads). Is that correct? Or should I be pruning it down? If so, when? Prune it now, whilst it appears 'dead', or wait for it to start showing buds and good stems, and then do it.