I know, I know…we still have a little while to enjoy warm summer days, late sunsets, and meals al fresco. But your houseplants will be forever grateful (and you will be too, by default) if you follow these simple guidelines that will prepare them to happily snuggle in for fall and winter.

Actually, your houseplants are already responding and adjusting as the daylight hours slowly change, because, for them, it is always ALL about the light. This is why our first question, when you come to ask about choosing new houseplants, is about the direction and quality of sunlight they will receive.

Think of September as the “Last Chance” month – the last chance to fertilize and to repot – while October through March is a period of rest for your plants. Here is a checklist of things to do (or to stop doing) to ensure the health and happiness of your houseplants in fall and winter.

Barrie Moss

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