Prepare iris for winter

I have a cluster of beautiful pale blue/mauve iris. Should I trim the long leaves off before winter, or leave them to serve as a blanket for the winter months?…

Watering Perennial Shrubs in Fall

Hello my rain barrels are still active and will be disconnected by 30 Oct 2019….is it wise to continue watering perennial shrubs like weigela, rose of sharon and swamp mallow until the first hard frost…thanks for your response…

Winterizing Actinidia Kolomikta

Hello, I have recently transferred a male and female hardy kiwi into the ground and wonder if I should cover them for the winter? I live in Atlantic Canada directly on the Bay of Fundy where winter winds can range…

Winterizing / Insulating Balcony/Terrace perennial gardens

We have several perennials in large pots on an exposed terrace. Cedars, Pine, Hydrangeas and Dog Wood. We made a mistake and didn’t create insulated containers. We need to find a box/product or some way to insulate the pots to…

Wrapping Rhododendrons

I’ve just wrapped my 3 rhododendrons with burlap. The foliage is tightly wrapped with burlap in a bundle. Should I unwrap them and start over so that there is no burlap touching the foliage?…

Winterizing Perennials

With respect to the following question I asked before, I live in Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario. Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens &…