How To Prepare Butterfly Bush For Winter

Question From: T. Teifer - Riverview, Michigan, United States
Q: I live in Riverview, butterfly bush (buddleia) planted this season is doing well...what are your recommendations for preparing it for winter...

A: Pray. Just kidding. Just make sure to keep the soil moist until the ground freezes. I have not had good luck with them the past couple of winters, I believe they are marginal here in Michigan, so it's a waiting game. Hopefully you have not fertilized it this fall as that will do more harm then good. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy