I always hate losing a plant/tree/shrub! I still can't get my head around Tennessee being cold! I thought the south was mild in winter?
i've lost a few trees that way and to drought. a few surprised me with new shoots when i thought they were goners.
I vouch for the hook and a feeder. I don't like figs at all.
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