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Q.Preparing For Winter

Zone Burlington ontario | Anonymous added on August 28, 2021 | Answered

Hello. I’d like to know how to prepare my raised garden container for winter. It has blanket flower…seedum..and lilac. Do I cover it? Cut the plants back? Burlap? Please help. This picture is when they were first planted in june. They are about double the size now.

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Answered on September 9, 2021

I suggest cutting the plants back and covering them with several inches of mulch for the winter. On the coldest nights, I would also cover them with insulated blankets or burlap.


Bear in mind, blanket flower and lavender don't reliably return, at least in my experience. Blanket flower is a short lived perennial and there are so many varieties of lavender, with differing cold tolerance.

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