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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to prepare your plants to bring indoors for the winter.

Preparing your plants to bring indoors.

Give them a good washing with soapy water.
Rinse well either under a running water facet or the hose outdoors. 
Give them a little shake to get rid of the water drips.
I now have three plants to maintain inside this winter.

All of them need sunlight.

The only sunlight that comes in is from the south which is the kitchen and dining room side of our house and that is where the most windows are.
The door to the deck has a glass storm door.

We keep that open nearly all the time when the sun is shining.
This will be the first winter for all three of these

I have high hopes for them

 Calla lily has 3 new blooms.

 The baby

 After a good cleansing with soapy water this
geranium came indoors and has two new blooms.

Pink geranium has not put out a new bloom, but I am sure it will.

No baby grands now days so I will just tend these plants for my caregiver needs.

Linking up
Kathe with an E 



Vee said...

How much soap? How much water? I have a geranium that I'm going to try to get through. I don't know if I'll fret the mums.

Maggid said...

Thank you - Every year i fret about how the heck to save plants I'm attached to . . .

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have a friend that uproots the geraniums and puts them in a brown paper bag. Then in the spring plants them again and the somehow live again??? I think your idea of keeping them in the pot would be better. Even if they just survive without new blooms would be good.
Never thought of giving them a bath before bringing them in, but that would be good to leave any critters outside.