With fall comes freezing temperatures and the risk of frost. As a result, it’s usually a good idea to bring your outdoor potted flowers inside. Just make sure you do it right if you want your flowers to survive the colder months.
Your outdoor flowers should be treated differently than your indoor flowers, so you’ll want to make special accommodations for them. For instance, they’ll likely need more sunlight, so prepare a space that gets a lot of rays and be sure to clean your windows.
Bring them inside when nighttime temps drop
You might be asking yourself, when is a good time to bring your flowers inside? As a rule of thumb, it’s best to take your plants inside when nighttime temperatures drop to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make the change gradually
If you bring your plants inside immediately, it could be a shock to the system. Instead, start by bringing them inside during the nighttime and taking them outside during the daytime for at least the first few days.
Check for bugs and diseases
Bugs and diseases can spread quickly. So, be sure to check your outdoor plants thoroughly for any problems before bringing them inside. If you don’t, you could risk your indoor plants from contracting those same diseases or bugs themselves.
Don’t bring in those that are struggling
If your flowers have been struggling to survive all season, bringing them inside won’t help matters. In fact, it’ll likely make things worse. So, if some of your flowers are having a hard time, it’s probably time to let those flowers go.
Have more questions about how to protect your flowers during the fall and winter months? Then feel free to call Dallas House of Flowers at 214-339-1612 for all of your floral needs.