dog chewed up my clematis! help!
Looking for some advice - I'm very new to gardening.
I planted a President clematis two years ago, and it's done well, both with new vines last year and growth off of the older established vines this year. I've loved the blooms. :)
A couple days ago, my husband's dog chewed on one of the older established vines at the base. It didn't chew completely through the vine, but managed to chew off the outer "woody" covering at the base. The exposed vine is now a pale tan. I'm worried. So far there hasn't been any die-back, but should I be worried? Is there anything I should do for it since it's exposed, or will it harden off again? I know I'm thinking ahead, but our winters get pretty bad... Worried that the cold will kill the exposed vine.
Any advice would be appreciated!