I'd like to bring in a few select plants for the winter.
I vaguely remember reading about a trick you can play on plants, to ensure they don't all drop their leaves in protest when you bring them in. One gently transitions them to the indoors by feeding them dates and fanning them with palm fronds while dressed in a 'Sexy Toga' Haloween costume.
OR, you could bring them in at night for a week or so and then bring them in permanently. Your choice.