Hey Hayseedman: Overwintering When? Precisely?
Well, it is feeling like that time...soon. Up here in VT it will soon be getting colder and I expect a nightfrost within the next 2 weeks. All the ES and Nikkos did real well...even in direct sun all day. Lost a some leaves and some flowers faded too fast in July (my hot month). They are all still in flower now and I find the Nikkos to have a larger and better quality flower in this cooler weather. I dunno? When it was hotter the ES were more prolific.
Gettin' close to time to overwinter my 2, 10 year old Nikkos, and they have some nice big fat buds on their 4 1/2 foot canes.
Exactly when do I begin to protect them??? How cold? What temp and wind will toast the buds? Wait until frost and all the leaves turn black and fall off?
Not sure when to begin the overwintering with them? I am not too concerned about the ES---they will get minimal protection. Your advice always appreciated, Cheers, jack