Protecting Plants from the Cold

While it's been a mild winter so far. Colder temperatures are creeping in.

That means those with a green thumbs are taking precautions to keep their plants safe. And making sure theysurvive some of the hard freezes ahead that come in the months of February and March.

"Make sure you bring in all your tropical plants. They are not able to take any cold at all. Make sure that they come in, Make sure that you cover any plants that have a bloom or a flower on them," says Tom Glaze of Lowe's Home Improvement.

Another important tip Glaze says is to hydrate your plants. Keeping your plants well hydrated before the freeze will help them survive it. Glaze says to take the precautions before the freeze occurs. And he says it's always important to check and see what temperatures your plants can stand.


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  • by Concerned Mom on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
    We also need to protect the plants from right wing nuts who want to pave all the plants down and make parking lots. Right wingers hate plants, trees, clean air and water. Heaven help us from these extremists.
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