Dealing with winter damage to trees and shrubs

Sometime around 2007, the USDA officially changed the winter hardiness planting zones. We changed from a Zone 5 to a Zone 6. What this basically means is we are now considered to be in a warmer growing area than we were. Since this official change, Garden Heights and nurseries in the region have been offering Zone 6 plants. This is a repost from 2014.

Below freezing temps forecasted: advice for outdoor plant care

According to the weather forecast, there is a good chance the temperatures will drop below freezing sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The good news, it doesn’t appear that the cold will stay with us for long. Here are a few tips to get your plants through it. Vegetable or Flower Beds

If you recently planted your vegetable garden or your annuals in a flower bed, there are a few things you can do to help protect these little plants. First of all, make sure your seedlings are well watered.