Do you winterize clematis? I have been putting pinestraw on/around them for the winter. My clematis live but certainly are not as pretty/healthy looking as the ones I see on this forum!! So thought I would ask what the experts do so maybe just maybe my clems will do better next year.. How do you winterize? When do you winterize? I also have read that mulch shouldn't be put against the stems, so have I been doing wrong by putting the pinestraw over the clematis?
Thanks...my self-confidence has vanished as I prep my roses, clematis and Gerbera daisies for winter. Trying to guess the weather trend I think hurt me last year. I think I mulched my roses to early. Our weather will be cool/cold at night and then rather high in the daytime. So how do you decide which is worse for your plants to be ...too cold or too hot for the season! How do I know when the right time to mulch is?
Thanks for any guidance!!