getting lupine ready for winter
How do I get my lupine ready for winter in New England? I live in CT, and grew one lupine plant from the garden center. It was beautiful - bloomed twice! I may have goofed when it finished blooming. I removed the flower/stem and watched as the foliage grew to a beautiful mound of lovely green flowers. Now I'm not sure what to do, if anything, now that winter is fast approaching. Mulch? Cut foliage back and then mulch? Leave it? HELP!
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You have a few options - you can either cut the foliage back or just leave it - the foliage will slowly die back and in early spring when new shoots appear, you can just clear away any remaining dead foliage.