care of trumpet vines and clematis.
Do you cut trumpet vines and clematis back in the fall? We get a lot of snow and very cold. I just planted the trumpet vine, and the care instructions are rather sketchy on the tag. We've had the clematis for several years, and it does fine, but I have never cut it back. The only thing is that when it blooms it does so on brown, dried out looking vines, which makes me wonder if I should cut it back yearly so that the vines are new and green? Thanks.
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Yes, you can cut the trumpet vine back after it has died off for the year. The clematis will be a little more tricky. You will have to prune it according to its type. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/pruning-clematis-vines.htm