Overwintering plants simply means providing protection for any plant that is vulnerable the season’s cold temperatures. If you grow tender, tropical or semi-tropical plants outdoors as annuals, consider saving them for next season by forcing dormancy and storing them indoors. Plants to Overwinter You can overwinter any tender plant that will not survive your region’s winter. This doesn’t always mean forcing dormancy. Some tropical plants can simply become houseplants in winter. Dormant plants in winter require less care and maintenance. There are two main types of plants to overwinter this way: those with bulbs and similar root structures and those without. Some examples of plants in the former category to overwinter include: Plants without tubers or bulbs that you can overwinter in dormancy include: How to Overwinter Bulbs Several tender perennials grow from bulbs—also corms, tubers, and rhizomes—can be dug up and overwintered. Here’s how to do it: If the […]
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