I was given a beautiful, pink azalea for my birthday and though many of its blooms are spent, there are lots of buds left to open. I wondered if these potted azaleas could be planted outdoors, but from what I have read, they tend to not do well. However, I learned that they can be coaxed to bloom again and that they can be kept outside *in their current or similar pot* and brought inside again in the fall.
Has anyone in Zone 5b or close to it had any luck transplanting a potted azalea, and if so, care to share how you cared for it? Has anyone ever had them bloom again in their pot? I’ve had azaleas in my garden before, but never a potted variety. Thanks in advance if you have any suggestions.