I'm cross-posting this from the Azalea forum as I'm not sure how active that is.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve kept a small azalea (approx. 20" tall) in a container since last spring as I wait for it to grow for landscape use. During the recent cold spell, I brought it inside to a sunny location to ensure it didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t get damaged, with the idea to move it back to a sheltered spot once the weather warmed up, but the weather has been so cold, IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve kept it inside for the past 10 days. You can guess where I am going with thisÃ¯Â¿Â½ I came back from a trip away last weekend to find the buds breaking dormancy. Once I saw the buds open, I figured I couldnÃ¯Â¿Â½t return it outside, so IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve kept it in the house this week, and now itÃ¯Â¿Â½s about 30% in-bloom.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m assuming once the bloom is over, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s going to start showing new growth. As this is early in the year, is that ok? How long should I keep it indoors? I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t want to damage any new growth, but I know this is a fairly hardy plant. WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s the best path forward here?