I had a small stone planter box built in to my front entrance. In this planter I had a handful of perennials. I needed to have my driveway torn up and repaved this year, and I thought it would be neat to have the contractor re-do the planter at the same time. In preparation, early this summer I moved the plants from the planter into portable pots and placed these on the front porch above where the planter box had been. I fully expected to replant them in the new box just a few weeks later.
Well, that contractor did a very bad job (I paid them for the driveway, but refused to pay for the planter, and they agreed) so I am going to have to start over with a different contractor next spring. The plants have been in those pots for several months now. I think some have died, but others might be salvagable.
The location is U.S., Ohio valley region.
What to do with those portable pots during the winter, to maximize the chance that at least some of them can be brought back next spring?
- A. Leave them where they are, as-is.
- B. Leave them where they are, covered with a tarp or similar.
- C. Bring them into the house.
- D. Toss them out and buy all new perennials after the new planter is ready, since the damage is already done and they can't be saved.
- E. Other?