Half dead plants from freeze what to do?
I've got a mess of plants that are half dead from having 22+ degree temps prolonged. I don't know what's best, leave them be or prune off the dead part to let the plants energy concentrate on what's left. I'm in Visalia. I have a 2 hibiscus, one is severely damaged and one is half dead. I have 8 lantana in various shapes of deadness? My crepe myrtles also look half dead to dead depending on the variety. Either this enforced a quick dormancy or they're dead. My australian ferns were sheltered on two sides and have some frond damage. I have other plants and shrubs also. Some just totally "melted" like left over summer annuals. All the bird of paradises in the neighborhoold did that also I noticed.
All these were planted from mid July thru Sept and are very tender/young. Do I do something or leave them be? I appreciate any suggestions/advice, I haven't grown in the valley for 14 years, and grown these plants in that long. Last night is supposed to be the last night for below 32 degrees.