Plants Get Cold Too

When freezing temperatures threaten our plants we take measures to protect them.  Tropical plants for summer had already begun to arrive when a deep freeze hit!

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Known to the staff as “tent city” we covered tender marginal plants.  These will all make an appearance in mid April as part of our annual displays.

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Coverings allow in some light, trap heat and keep the cold out but are still strong enough to withstand wind. Also, a well watered plant can handle the freeze –thaw cycle better.

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Heaters also help keep the plants warm

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