tender perennials in the snow

denidillApril 13, 2010

hi all, I removed most of the mulch from my garden since I was lulled into a false sense of security by the balmy weather we had in March. Well, today it is snowing and I am wondering how my plants are fairing. Would perennials hardy to zone 4 or 5 be okay with -5C temperatures we are supposed to get this evening? (I did throw some leaves back on, but not as many as I had on in the winter).

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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

They should be okay. Zones 4 and 5 go down to -5 too. And the snow will help insulate. (Oops - it's April. S*** is now a 4-letter word!)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 8:01AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Yeah I wouldn't worry. A perennial that has sprouted in regular spring temps is hardened off already, as opposed to a nursery-raised plant.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 6:21PM
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