I have covered all the emerging foliage with shredded leaves -- which, after tonight's rain, is now Wet Shredded Leaves. I hope this will help. Anyone ever used shredded leaves?
Also -- the lilacs are in full bud. Almost ready to open. Yikes! 5 nights of below-freezing temps (in the 20s) will mean No Blooms. Am I correct in this? They are too large (15-20' high -- they are trees) to cover completely, but is there a way to salvage some of the lower branches?
What about peonies??
Any advice is greatly appreciated!