Winter Trimming - 2nd Email

Asked November 13, 2019, 1:31 PM EST

Here are the additional photos. Cheryl

Deschutes County Oregon

2 Responses

Hi again,
the first photo appears to be your strawberries. You can leave the strawberries as they are. The extra plant material will serve as insulation during the winter. In spring, when the plant begins to show signs of new growth clean out the dead material. Some people like to put mulch around their strawberries in the winter but that is up to you.
Roses are pruned around early May here. If you want to trim of some of the length now it is fine but don't do your big pruning until you see what was winter killed once spring arrives.
The last photo is what appears to be Virginia Creeper. This can get quite large so you will want to keep it in check. It can be pruned now or in spring. We generally prefer to prune plants in the spring in Central Oregon as some of the tip growth can be winter killed.

Wow, you are so helpful and knowledgable. Thank you so much!!