Is it to late to protect the buds?
We went from warm 50s to 6 this week. I put most of my hydrangeas under the house where they always do well but we never get this cold without snow. Some were still leafed out and I didn,t cover any of them under the house. For the first time since we have lived here it froze solid under the house and the hydrangeas that were still leaved out look like wilted lettuce. Do you think all next years buds got killed off? I was thinking about covering them after it thaws back out so they would have a little more protection for the rest of the winter but is it to late to protect next years buds? I am just sick about this I had so many new ones I wanted to in bloom next year.