First winter for Azaleas - water?
I've spent hours looking for advice on here but I can't find help on this topic so here I am.
I have 4 Bloom-A-Thon azaleas and 2 "something" azaleas that have darker, tougher leaves that were all planted between August and early October. They range in size from 18 inches down to 10 inches high (tiny!)
I can't find solid info on watering now that we've had our first freeze (and snow!) I stopped watering a few days before the freeze since I didn't want to hurt their roots. But now it has warmed up for a few days and I don't know if I should water again or not.
They have almost 2 inches of pine mulch, and just before the freeze I crumbled tree leaves (not oak) and piled at each plants' base for extra insulation so they have leaf mounds about 6 inches deep around them now.
I will be back later to provide any more details needed. Attached picture is from about a month ago before adding mulch. They get sun early morning for a couple hours.