: >Zone 5 (NE Wisconsin)
: >Have a beautiful azalea blooming well in SE window. Put outside over
: >summer then treated for bugs when brought indoors. Leaves, however,
: >pale and sickly looking. Is this normal for this time of year and this
: >plant? Should it be fed? If so, with what type of fertilizer?
: Azaleas are hardy plants. They really need a winter dormancy to be
: fully healthy. Put the plant in a protected outside location, and let
: it go dormant for the winter. They also need a lot of ACID organic
: soil amendment. The very best of all is oak leaves. See if you can
: find some, grind them up in your food processor, and work them into the
: Good luck.
: Chris Owens
Not all azaleas are hardy plants. The ones you get at the florist are
usually tropical and will not withstand a winter outside in Wisconsin.
The rest of the advice is fine.