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Do You Ever Bring Outside Plants Inside to Enjoy a Little Longer?

I don't do this every year, but every once in a while I'll bring in a plant or two from outside especially if they are still thriving. I'll try to continue to grow them as long as possible into the winter months. Some years I'm not very successful at all, and I think that is mainly due to them not enjoying gas heat, but I don't really know. I think that certain plants are probably easier to grow inside than others and of course how well they do may be determined by the type of lighting or amount of windows that you have. When people do bring them inside I'm sure they tend to be annuals more than perennials since the latter will grow again the next year and the next. (This is my first poll and I'll probably think of more questions to ask later on, but I see that I can't edit this so live and learn I guess). I brought in both a begonia and geranium and they both have new growth after I snipped off all the dead sections. I'll have to see how long they last. I tend to forget to water my plants sometimes. I'll have a picture in another post soon.

Do you ever bring outside plants inside for the winter?

1 votes / 16% 1 votes / 16 %

If you bring them inside, do you only do it when you know they will do well?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you ever bring them inside even knowing they might die sooner rather than later?

2 votes / 33% 2 votes / 33 %

Do you never bring outside plants inside at any time of the year?

1 votes / 16% 1 votes / 16 %

Do you ever bring them inside, but not necessarily for the colder months?

1 votes / 16% 1 votes / 16 %

Do you have a garden outside, but not bother with flowers in the house?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you only have room for a few flowers or greenery in the house but not outside?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you have one or more cats and therefore cant have plants of any type?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Are you allergic to flowers?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Did I miss the a question? Lol.

1 votes / 16% 1 votes / 16 %
This poll has received 6 vote(s) so far.

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Scorpie wrote on November 23, 2014, 10:00 AM

I take in the mandevilla, geranium and the spider plants for the winter.

Ravenmount wrote on November 23, 2014, 5:33 PM

I wish the poll settings allowed us to choose more than one option, cause a survey like this one doesn't really work when you can only choose one answer.

I bring in some of my outside plants, especially ones that can overwinter indoors, like geraniums and hibiscus. I have a big patio pot with a red spiky dracaena in the center and hibiscus, lambs's ear and a variety of geranium around it, in my living room, because I hated the thought of the dracaena freezing and dying outside. It was in Mom's yard just before our disgustingly cold first winter storm, and I offered to babysit it in my apartment till springtime, since I have a small collection of dracaenas inside as houseplants, but not a red one.

idyll wrote on November 23, 2014, 11:50 PM

I wish to keep the plants inside to keep the room more alive but I haven't done it yet.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 9:44 AM

I grow a few annuals and perennials outside every summer but haven't brought any inside. I just don't seem to have the energy or time! I'm lucky just to get them planted and growing ourtside!!