How to winterize a fig tree in Chicago, Ill.
I had given a friend a Hollier fig tree this spring so its 1 year old growing in a five gallon pot. It is living on a outside deck on the 30th floor of and apartment building on Lake Shore Drive.
Can a stake be placed in the pot to support a white tarp. Wrapping the tarp around the fig and pot and watering once a month. The potted fig could be pushed up against the building to help shelter it.
Is there any hope for this fig to survive a winter on the deck?
I grow figs in Long Island, New York so any winterizing advise from Chicago fig growers would be greatly appreciated