The million dollar question: Will your plants survive after the cold snap?

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

Many of you are worried about your plants, shrubs and other outdoor plants after the significant cold snap earlier this month.

"At the first of the season we started off real strong with warm weather in March, which that was all the plants' downfall because typically we don't have that kind of weather that early," said Brad Kirby, with Alvaton Nursery.

Kirby said there is no doubt that the cold spell affected many outdoor plants.

"Basically everything is set back a little bit. I don't think there's going to be any significant damage, but I do think some things are going to have to pay the price," Kirby said.

Melinda Hussey knows the price that Kirby is talking about.

"I never really have thought about bushes having that hard of a freeze for our bushes to be dead like this. I've never really experienced that before," Hussey said.

Hussey said she isn't sure if there is a whole lot she can do at this point.

"I'm not really sure whether there going to come back out or not," Hussey said.

Kirby said he doesn't have many answers because these kinds of situations are just a waiting game. Only time can tell which plants survive and which ones don't.

"There isn't anything anybody can really do. It's just wait and pray that everything comes out fine and I think that almost everything will come out fine, but it's just a matter of time that is all anybody can do," Kirby said.

"I'm seeing a lot of green and a lot of new growth, but I feel like it will come back," Hussey said.

Kirby said if you are still concerned about specific plants and they show no progress after it has been warm for a while, you can call your local nursery to see if there is anything you can do to get your plants back on the right track.


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