Ranunculus & Tulips in pots
I had planted ranunculus corms/roots and tulip bulbs in large plastic pots on 11/14. I had just seen one ranunculus shoot begin to emerge last weekend. But the last couple of days the nighttime temps went below 20F and this morning I could feel the pots as hard as a rock - meaning they were frozen.
The little shoot that had begun to emerge seemed to have aborted - it didnt look fresh green.
Are these ranunculus killed? I am in Durham, NC - zone 7b.
I guess the tulips will be ok?
Should I be bringing the pots into the garage when the temps are forecast to be below freezing? Right now the pots are on my back patio.