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Our Recent Weather Swings Causes "Plant Confusion"

Horticulture Consultant
Blooming daffodil with snow

Our unusual weather in recent weeks has inspired spring blooms to begin early. They were subsequently pummeled by the return of winter weather and temperatures over several nights.

Sensitive foliage, buds, and blooms may or may not survive the frosts, but don't worry - almost all plants will be fine. There isn't anything a gardener can do about this for the most part. The key thing to remember is NOT to jump the gun and plant any spring crops early during another burst of unusually warm weather. Patience! The growing season is almost here! Keep an eye on long-term forecasts.

Read Erica Smith's Blog with some suggestions for Gardening activities you can do to pass the time

This article appeared in the March 2017 HGIC e-newsletter. Click to sign-up

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