First winter for my basjoo....what to do?
I recently picked up my first basjoo from a local nursery. It is about 4' now and is producing a leaf about 5-7 days. Being that I live in zone 6b (just north of Detroit, I was told that it was a bit late in the season to plant it outdoors. I plan on bringing it in the house this winter (mid Oct. to mid APril) and then will plant it in the ground.
What I need to know is what should I do to it before I bring her indoors. Should I cut her down AFTER the first frost, pack mulch around/over her and then bring her indoors? Should I just leave her as she is and bring her in BEFORE or AFTER the first frost and can I put her under some plant lights to keep her growing (although slower I would imagine) over the winter?
What is the best way to go for our first winter?