My First Winter with a Garden
Hello. I live in the Seattle area and spent mid-late summer planting. I'm concerned about some of my favorites. My partner planted a white day lilly in August for our anniversary and all its leaves are now brown. I've been told to leave it alone, but should I trim it or mulch it or something? It's just one stalk. Also, I have two severely scrawny clematis sprigs that seemed to have died in September already. Should I cover them, give up on them, cut them back so they can start over in spring? Also, a recently-planted hydrangea that was getting new growth fairly late-season is now browning and seems to have frost damage. My two star jasmine seem to be fine so far, but I don't want to lose them. I also have an herb garden with huge basil plants that I harvested from a few weeks ago, but should I mulch those? I have other herbs, too, that I'm unsure about (oregano, mint, lemon grass, rosemary and dill). Please help. I'm green to the green thumbing.