amage from recent cold weather

Johnsp(6b)March 30, 2012

Checked my hostas today since a number of days have gone by since a few really cold nights down into the 20s. Of the 2 dozen or so that have started growing Terpischore, Lakeside Hoola Hoop, Diana Remembered, and Ginsu Knife sustained some damage. I covered all with soil but these few were damaged. Though long range forecasts here in NE Pa don't show lows in the 20s anymore I decided to put mulch down early as it generates heat as microbes break it down. How did everyone else make out who had similar night lows.


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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

I've covered as much as I can for the last 3 nights and will again tonight. We had temps of 22 last Tuesday night. Tonight we have snow forecast. I keep seeing more Hosta sticking their noses out and a few starting to elongate. Those few are the one's I'm covering. I won't know until they are leafed out if I have damage or not. Likely there will be some. I'm a full zone behind you, so there is more frost/freeze ahead.


    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 6:44PM
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bernd ny zone5

Steve, here in NY we also had a night at 22, and 1-2 in of snow are forecast, but my hostas only show very little. It looks like Magnolia buds were damaged in my area though.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 7:29PM
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I had heavy leaf damage to my aureomarginata and my hydrangeas and butterfly bushes. I am grateful there was not more widespread perennial damage but I'm still sad about my aureomarginata.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 9:12PM
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