winter: cuttings or not
I have a few brugs that I planted in beds this spring. They were about 2feet tall.
Now they are about 5ft tall and I have to decide how to overwinter them.
First problem is that none of the stems are straight. I guess I should have staked them. So when I pot them up to put back in the garage, they are gonna take up a lot of space. And if I recall right, doesn't the newest green growth die back during cold overwintering? So should I take cuttings from * all* of the green growth, since it will die anyway?
I actually lost a few plants in the garage last year, and it was not a very cold winter for me (perhaps it was lack of water, Or fungi). Seems like the ones that had a mostly new green growth (non hardened) just died all the way back.
So please remind me, give me some tips as to what size cuttings I should take. I am also wondering if I should cut all the way back to where the growth has started to harden?