Hello I have been able to winter these plants indoors for the last 3 seasons and they have done beautifully when I put them out in the spring. I was wondering though, what is the optimal way to do this? For instance, here in NYC, we’ve had relatively warm weather up till now, and they are both still outdoors and appear to be fine. Since it is supposed to warm up some tomorrow and for the rest of the week, I plan to leave them outside. Is there a particular cut-off temperature-wise, (obviously, before frost)when all should come in for the season? In the past, I’ve waited till it hit upper 40’s at night for a couple of nights in a row. Also, the Alamanda is a big plant. Is it best to cut it back when I bring it in, or wait for it to die back on it’s own, which it does over a period of months. Thanks for your suggestions-
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.