Does anyone successfully grow Northern Lights Azalea?
This year I planted a golden lights azalea, one of the northern lights group. I was wondering if any one in a cold zone like myself, has had an success growing this type of plant. I did post on the azalea forum to get some advice on the best ways to winter protect, so I think I know what I am going to try. Am I correct in thinking that I need to wait until the daytime temperatures stay below freezing before I bundle up my zone 4 plants for the winter? I did already put up the chicken wire cages, but now I am waiting to put in some cardboard to block the wind, and then fill it up with shredded leaves. It was suggested to me to make a type of lid with a slope so the snow doesn't pack the leaves down too much - but still keep good air circulation.
Does any one else have any suggestions?