winterizing of heath and heather
Hello all, I joined this forum in the hopes of getting some help, as I am a newby with erikas. Last spring I purchased 9 different heaths and heathers that were blooming at different times of the year. Two died, but the rest are still doing well. With winter approaching rapidly, I wonder how to protect them so they survive.I live in Toronto and mentioned it to the nursery so the would select varieties appropriate for my zone. In some places I read to cover them with leaves and branches from a cedar or pine. Someplace else I read to cover them with compost. At some point they will be covered with a fair amount of snow as they are on our front yard near the driveway, and snow from the driveway will end up on the front yard.
When would I do this? We already had some snow flakes, but now the days are milder, for a bit..