Cold Weather

I’m sure many of you saw yesterday’s snowflakes and are bracing for the wintry weather that is forecast for later in the week. While you are snuggled under your blankets watching the Olympics, reading seed catalogs, or sleeping through this cold spell, your plants are not so lucky. Since we have had colder-than-usual temperatures this winter, we may see some signs of cold damage in our landscapes as the season progresses. The Master Gardeners of Lee County posted this article on cold damage, which also applies to those of us gardening in Durham.

Within the article, there is a reference to HGIC 2350. The link is provided here,

Information about Cold Protection for Shrubs can be found here. 

-Ann Barnes, with thanks to Michelle Wallace for passing this information to Durham EMGVs