caring for Gardenia's in Winter

I have gardenia in a large pot. All summer it was firn outside. Now that winter is here how do I care for it. DO I take in in doors? Do I cover it? if so what should I use? DoI need to trim any of the stems?
I live in Raleigh North Carolina and we de get a few inches of snow (may be 1 to 2 inchdes avg whole season) But also ICE storms are frequent (2 -3 times a in the winter).
Any advis or help is appreciated Jawahar
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good watering and occasional sprinkling of lawn fertilizer. I mist to keep down spider mites and had a scale problem solved with systemic spraying outside. Gardenia is over 30 years old. Gives lots of flowers and now has several little clones, some of which, I'll give as Christmas presents. Frank
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Jawahar Rajan wrote:

G. jasminoides (now known as G. augusta and including such popular varieties as 'Mystery' and 'Veitchii') should be hardy to 20F. If the cold weather comes on gradually, it can even take colder temperatures. Indoors, you may have to provide extra humidity (e.g., mist the foliage daily).
Other Gardenia species are far more tender and cannot take even light frost.
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