How do I winterize my new foundation plants?
Hi. We put in new foundation plants this year (all perennials) and I would like to know what I do to them now to get them ready for the winter. The plants I have are: monardas (bee palms), gold flame spirea , wine and roses weigela, silvermound, coral bells (crimson curls and plum pudding), astilbe, several varieties of daylilies, hosta and a couple of dwarf alberta spruces and mugo pines. I assume I do nothing to the alberta spruces and mugo pines but do I cut the others back now that the growing season is over? And if so, how far do I cut them back (how many inches do I leave left out of the ground?)? Pardon my ignorance in tending to my new plants but I would greatly appreciate guidance as to how to take care of them now to assure they'll rebloom next year. They're too expensive to start over. Thanks.