What will this freeze do to our perennials?
We're getting the polar blast here, woke up to -8 and windy. High today was 0. Oh, and a blizzard too! We're getting the lake effect storm from lake erie and genesee county has a travel ban and state of emergency.
I wonder if this brutal cold will kill off some of marginal plants? I'm zone 5b, but this might get some of the 5B bulbs. Hardy begonia, aruncus peppermint stick, certain primrose . . . fingers crossed! I transplanted 15 paperbark maple in the late fall and they aren't established at all :-(
We have about 6 inches + snow on the ground and I'm hoping that will insulate them.
How about you? Get hit by the cold or storms?