Hydrangea overwintering in zone 7
I took a beautiul OLD hydrangea from VA to OH from my parent's yard after they passed away. It grew to be a huge plant but only bloomed once in 5 years. I learned the wrong zone may have been the cause. Now I am back in VA (zone 7B) with the plant. The deer ate the plant down to the ground and now I have it in a pot on my deck. Once established again, can I overwinter it in my garage and bring it out each year? We are not allowed to keep fencing up around shrubs (against condo rules), so I fear trying to keep it in the ground. We are deer heaven here in Williamsburg. Option 2: to leave it on my sunny deck throughout the Fall/winter and covering if temps dropped too low. It is a cherished plant for me and I would hate to lose it! Thanks!