new bushes and i dont know what to do

I have several new bushes in my yard gardenia, hydgrenda and rose of sharon what is the best way to care care of them. should they be covered or taken in before the first frost
Submitted by Ksaucier9568

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. In your area, you should be able to leave the hydrangea and rose of Sharon be for the winter; they should be just fine without doing anything to them. The gardenia, though, is not hardy in your area --- so you'll either need to treat it as a houseplant or consider it an annual and let it die once freezing temperatures arrive.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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Gardenias are so sensitive!!! They like moist soil, humidity and a steady temp no less than 70 degrees farenheit. Pour pickle juice from the jar when you are done eating your pickles...you won't believe how it will thrive!!! Also bury tea bags into the soil...again..loves it! Move from area to area in small increments...outside toward house, then in then to a bright area for wintering and the reverse the process after all threat of frost and warm temps are the norm! Enjoy! They are so fragrent
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