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Re: unseasonable cold front

Guess I start shopping for a new Japanese maple! Never had a hard  
freeze on the tree peony before (have had it for about four years).  
It may be toast, too. I figure that most of the shrubs that have  
blooms and leaves still well in bud will be ok, but time will tell.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Apr 6, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/6/07 9:17:55 AM, cathy.c@insightbb.com writes:
>> I have a couple
>> of young shrubs planted last fall that may not be well enough
>> established to re-leaf. Depressing
> Cathy, this is certainly depressing.   I assume we will miss all  
> our spring
> flowering blooms.   I am wondering about the later blooming ones  
> such as the
> Tree Lilac, Liriodendron, Heptcodium &Vitex.
> I did cover my 2 smaller Japanese maples but as cold as it is I  
> doubt it will
> do the job. My Bloodgood is approx 12' so it is impossible.   Our  
> experience
> with them a few yrs ago is they do not releaf.   I was so hoping to  
> have
> blooms on the fringe tree this year but I've kissed that idea  
> goodbye.   I
> will be
> anxiously waitng to see the results of the tree peonies.   Mine are  
> just limp.
>   Have you had a hard freeze on these before?   Usually we may face  
> one or
> two nights below freezing but not this long & not this cold.   The  
> past few
> yrs
> we have hosed them down early morning & it warms up but it has not  
> warmed up
> during the day now.
>      Ceres
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