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Nurturing Azaleas to bloom indoors

Posted by yugoslava 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 7, 10 at 16:27

For several years I have been able to keep tender azaleas blooming in the winter indoors. The flowers would last for 4 months. It was lovely to see. They did not look as good as when I purchased them. I know I need to pinch them and fertilize, however, there must be a schedule to follow when it comes to fertilization and pinching, which obviously I don't know. One more thing, when it comes to pinching how deep should I go. Can I pinch into the woody stem or should it be only soft green growth. Thank you for answers.

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RE: Nurturing Azaleas to bloom indoors

I just read care of the rhododendrons received from florist. One of the reasons mine blooms in late fall and winter is the cool area it is kept. Also I mist it with water whenever I remember. I wish I could keep it little tidier. Even in the winter when the temperature is above 0'C I take it outside in sheltered sunny spot.

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