how to safely dig up and pot for winter
So Im reading through and getting tidbits of info, but Im gonna try to get all the info I need in one reply :-)
I have 2, 2yr old trees in the ground.
Do I wait for all the leaves to fall off before I dig them up?
Do I have to be very careful with the roots, or is there a safe way to cut them back?
Should I prune?
Do they need newly fertile soil in their dormant state? I assumed not, but don't know for sure.
I know many trees need exposure to freezing temps. I have a pool house that is semi-open & unheated. The trees would be allowed to be cold without being exposed to the raw elements. Is this ok?
Ive heard about "blanketing" them. Say I insulated them and wrapped them in a heavy construction bag, can they stay in the ground, or should I even do this indoors (pool house not basement)?
I have a root cutting that actually grew a new plant. Its very small, can I bring that in for the winter and grow it indoors? Or does it need to go dormant every winter?
Once again, many thanks for any help at all :-)