Protecting stems of Hydrangia under winter cover
The stems of my hydrangea suffered mold or fungus under its winter cover this year and died. Therefore I was lucky to have three blooms because it blooms on old wood. Since I did not cover it until November, it must have happened in the spring. So, I figure, take off the winter cover in March this year. Would that be a mistake? What else can I do to prevent this again? The cover I used was straw under a large styro-cone.