Record cold coming Monday
I knew it would happen eventually but I was hoping it would not be this winter.
I am in Upstate SC and we are to be in single digits Monday night and low teens Tuesday night.
I remember the last time it was this cold was in 1985 at -2 F.
That year we lost Gardenias and some Southern Magnolias.
In the last 10 years, I have pushed zones by planting some zone 8 plants in my zone 7b garden. I hope the weather man is wrong.
I do remember an old experienced gardener telling me that his garden has experienced a hard cold freeze about every thirty years so the timing is close.
I will be bringing in some potted plants normally left out in the winter and also adding more pine straw to some plants in ground.
I also have to add heat cables to some exposed pipes around my pond.
Is anyone else preparing your plants for the record cold? Any tips?
This post was edited by lsst on Sat, Jan 4, 14 at 14:48