From Garden to Living Room: The Indoor Transition with True Blue Nursery

Hello to our cherished True Blue Nursery community!

The gentle whispers of autumn are now nudging at our doors, signaling that it’s time to think about welcoming our outdoor plant companions to the warmth of our homes. If you’re feeling a smidge uncertain about this seasonal shift, don’t fret. The True Blue Nursery team is right here with you, offering guidance to make this transition as seamless as the changing leaves.

Start by giving each plant a thorough check. While the great outdoors has been a sprawling playground for them, it sometimes introduces them to a few pests or potential ailments. It’s imperative to identify and tackle these concerns before moving plants indoors, ensuring that your indoor garden remains a serene sanctuary.

After confirming they’re in pristine health, bestow a gentle cleaning on your plants. Dust off any lingering residues and make sure no critters are coming along for the ride. If a few bugs are particularly clingy, a quick spray of insecticidal soap usually sends them on their way.

Mulling over a repot? If your leafy pals seem a tad too cozy in their pots or if the soil looks a bit weary, it might be an excellent time for a refreshing repotting.

Next, let’s delve into some tropical favorites and their prime indoor locations:

  1. Crotons: With their lively hues, crotons can invigorate any interior. Place them near an east or west-facing window where they can revel in bright, indirect light.
  2. Palms: Popular variants like the Areca, Parlor, and Kentia Palms cherish ambient, filtered sunlight. A nook near a north or west-facing window should be their sweet spot.
  3. Boston Ferns: Looking to infuse some lush greenery indoors? Boston Ferns are a top pick. They flourish in cool, humid spots with soft, indirect light—think bathrooms.
  4. Bougainvillea: Sun enthusiasts, these plants require roughly 5 hours of direct sunlight each day. Position them close to a sunlit south-facing window for best results.
  5. Hibiscus: Let these tropical stars soak up ample indirect sunlight by situating them near a south-facing window. Ensure their soil remains consistently moist without becoming soggy.
  6. Mandevilla: Renowned for their exquisite blossoms, Mandevillas are sun-seekers. A sunny alcove next to a south or west-facing window, perhaps aided by a trellis, is ideal.

It’s vital to ease plants into their new indoor settings, given the significant shift from outdoors. Begin by bringing them inside during chillier nights and then gradually increase their indoor stay.

A final nugget on care: Indoor growth often decelerates, so it’s wise to tweak your watering routine accordingly.

With these pointers, a dash of patience, and your unwavering care, your indoor space will soon mirror a verdant paradise. And remember, whenever you need advice, have gardening questions, or just yearn for a green chat, True Blue Nursery is here for you.

Sending green thoughts and warm wishes,

The True Blue Nursery Team.