Houseplants, Tropicals, Citrus, and Figs

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees.

The proper way to handle the transition is to slowly inch their way back inside, from being out in the full sun to under a tree or a covered porch. This will give your plant time to acclimate slowly to the changing temperatures.

Houseplants, tropicals, and citrus are the plants that require this method. By transitioning slowly, you will help your plants in a big way. They are less likely to stress out and cause leaves to drop from your treasured plants. Before bringing them inside there are a few things you should do.

Now that covers most plants.
But there is one plant that over-winters very differently.


The fruit-bearing fig tree you will over-winter is completely the opposite of those plants we discussed above.

Follow these simple rules.

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October has arrived and with it comes the flavors and colors of fall. Pumpkin spice pops up practically wherever you go. And there’s nothing like a freshly picked apple or glass of apple cider.

Pollinators know it‘s fall too and they could use some help from your garden. This time of year is known as nectar flow, where many major nectar sources are blooming. They want their own fall fixes as they prepare to hibernate or migrate.

Fall is a fantastic time to add late-blooming flowers that will provide food for traveling pollinators, and extend the color of your garden. Plant them in groups so bees will have no trouble finding them. Be sure to select native plants with bloom times overlapping throughout the growing season to ensure pollinators will always have a variety of foraging options. Some plants are better pollinators than others, so choose types that grow well in your area. Remember to add varieties that provide year-round beauty like hydrangeas and dogwood. Zinnias are a great option too, as they are laden with nectar and thrive across the vast majority of the growth zones — they also bloom late into the fall.

You may also want to plant perennials in your autumn garden, as these plants will come back year after year. Some of our favorite varieties include Aster, Autumn Joy Sedum, Black-Eyed Susans, Catmint, Daffodils, Daylilies, Echinacea, Joe Pye Weed, Shasta Daisies, and Verbena Bonariensis.