With a large portion of the country suffering freezing temperatures, it only seems natural to make sure your pets are indoors and the kids have their scarves. Don’t forget a number outdoor plants can be brought indoors during the colder months to help save them for another season. Here's our guide to overwintering plants (as well as a list of which plants to toss).
Finally, if space is limited, there are alternatives to creating an impenetrable jungle in front of every window: Collect seeds, cuttings, and bulbs for next season, or keep plants dormant in a cool, dark, out-of-the-way place where they won't compete for air and light. You'll develop a sense of what works and what doesn't, and you'll be able to enjoy the pleasures of your garden year-round.
Left: Begonia Just about every type of begonia can be brought inside and enjoyed throughout the winter months, as long as they have bright light and are allowed to dry out slightly between waterings.