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Bring The Outdoors In: Tips For Bringing Your Plants Indoors For Winter - Ed's Plant Shop

Bring The Outdoors In: Tips For Bringing Your Plants Indoors For Winter

For the devoted plant collectors who've turned Ed's Plant Shop in Brooklyn into their very own horticultural haven, winter can feel a bit like nature's way of playing a frosty prank on your green dreams. But fear not, fellow plant enthusiasts! As the leaves change color and temperatures drop, it's time to embrace the challenge of bringing your outside plants inside for winter.

We know, it sounds like the opening act of a botanical circus, but with the right tricks up your sleeve, it can be more like a cozy plant slumber party. In this blog, we're going to dive into the "what, when, why, and how" of this magical transformation, tailored especially for the whimsical plant collector clientele of Ed's Plant Shop in Brooklyn. So, gather your green comrades, don your gardening capes, and let's embark on a winter adventure that will keep your prized specimens thriving and your home an evergreen oasis throughout the chilly season!

Hanging Basket Fern


What Can I Bring Inside?

Alright, fellow plant collectors, it's time to play favorites with our potted annuals! Not all of our botanical buddies are up for a winter sleepover indoors, but some sure are. Those superstar potted annuals that you've lovingly cared for all summer and can't bear to say goodbye to just yet, they're the chosen ones. These little green stars can come inside and keep us company during the frosty season. Some that can transition easily indoors are:

  • Boston, Kimberly Queen, and Macho Ferns
  • Spikes of all colors
  • Geraniums
  • Coleus
  • Fuschia
  • Mandevilla
  • Begonias
  • Sweet Potato Vine

So, round them up, give 'em a warm welcome, and let's make your living room a tropical paradise – or at least as close as we can get! 

We do have a selection of ferns for sale online that are made to live inside too, if you'd rather go that route as well. SHOP NOW!

Coleus Inferno
When Should I Bring My Plants Inside? 
Plant collectors, the season of indoor coziness is upon us! But when's the right moment to usher your cherished outdoor green squad inside for their winter hibernation? Well, let's just say, timing is key in this plant-based drama. As the temperatures start to dip and you find yourself wearing that extra layer, it's time to give your plants the side-eye and ask, "Are you feeling the chill?" When the nighttime lows consistently reach around 50°F (10°C) or lower, it's like Mother Nature's way of dropping hints. That's your cue to start thinking about the great plant migration indoors. We're talking about the time when your leafy buddies might need some cozy indoor digs to survive and thrive.
So, keep an eye on that thermostat, plant collector, and remember, your plants are counting on you for their winter retreat plans! To keep them company, you might want to check out our selection of new arrivals, too!
Sweet Potato Vine Hanging Basket
Why Should I Bring My Outdoor Plants In? 
While our botanical companions flourish under the sun's embrace during spring and summer, winter's cold grip can pose a real challenge to their well-being. By inviting your beloved outdoor plants indoors, you're not just providing them a refuge from the winter chill; you're ensuring they continue to thrive, uninterrupted by the season's frosty whims. It's all about creating an oasis of green within the comfort of your home, a testament to your commitment as a plant collector. Why not try to beautiful your home and save a little money at the same time by bringing that investment indoors to spend more time with you!
How Do I Bring My Outdoor Plants In? 
Before you embark on the grand plant migration indoors for winter, there are a few essentials you'll need to ensure a smooth transition for your green friends.
First up, grab your trusty pruners (if you're in need of some, we have a great selection here) for some trimming action, say goodbye to those dead or overgrown leaves to make room for new growth.
Next, you'll want to give your plants the spa treatment with a neem oil solution, which helps ward off any unwanted critters and keeps your indoor haven pest-free.
Don't forget to sprinkle a little slow-release fertilizer, so your plants can feast at their own pace while they cozy up indoors.
Last but not least, keep that watering can handy, as your plants might have different hydration needs indoors. If you're in need of some, we have plenty available here. Shop now!
With these essentials at your disposal, you'll be well-prepared to welcome your outdoor darlings into their winter retreat!
As you cozy up with your botanical buddies for the winter, remember that it's not just about keeping them warm; it's about nurturing a thriving green sanctuary even when the world outside turns icy. So, bring in those begonias, geraniums, and petunias, let the green takeover begin, and let your home be a refuge for your cherished collection. Ready to kickstart your winter plant party? SHOP NOW and find the perfect indoor plant accessories to make your plant collector's heart sing!

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