Good morning, everyone. It’s hard to believe we are right here at the beginning of October! We are getting close to the first frost and that time that we need to bring our plants that are not cold hardy into our houses.
Today I would like to focus on what we need to do to help our flowers that have been enjoying being outside all summer transition to living in the house with artificial heat over the winter.
Winter Plant Care 101
1. Clean out all the dead leaves that have accumulated in the top of your plants pot.
2. Take a couple of teaspoons full of diatomaceous earth, how much depends on the size of your plant and sprinkle lightly over the soil in your plant. This will keep bugs and nats from taking up residence over the winter. There is nothing worst than a house full of nats!
3. When you water be sure to water with ice cubes. You want to water slowly while your plants are in the house, this is their dormant time of the year. You don’t want them to start growing over the winter they will get very long and leggy and not attractive at all.
4. Place them in a spot in your home away from direct heat vents.