My fig trees and laurel plants all overwintered in the garage just fine. In a few weeks I'll be able to set them back outside. Some of the fig trees will require heavy root pruning as they are prolific in sending roots out. As for the Italian Bay Laurel plants, right now I'm keeping them 3 to a container. In a few years they will outgrow their current container and will need their own individually. I have to say the Laurels are extremely hardy. They've survived a transatlantic flight, root division and no sunlight for three months and they look great.