KC Gardens

Clematis in pots -- what now?

I purchased 2 beautiful clematis in June. Kept them in large pots because of the drought. Now I wonder if I should plant them in the ground, keep them in pots inside over winter, or dig a hole in one of my raised garden beds and put them in (with pot) for the winter and plant in the spring. These are pruning #3 Clematis if that makes a difference. Appreciate your advice? Thanks - Gwen -