Re: unseasonable cold front
Last night was warmer than it's supposed to be tonight, but here's the toll
so far this afternoon:
Figs and Perennial Salvias black. Phlox, Sedum, Baptisia not happy, but not
gone- Baptisia looks like it got hit harder than Phlox and Sedum.
Mulberry and Japanese Maples, Chimonanthus and Crapemyrtle cooked and
wilted, no recovery. 'Shasta' Viburnum - flowers not bad, leaves wilted.
Hydrangeas not as bad as Mulberry, but wilted and have that deep dark green
that doesn't bode well. 'Amethyst Falls' Wisteria wilted but not dark green.
Apple leaf damage dependent on exposure. Amelanchier surprisingly cooked.
Magnolia macrophylla and Sophora wilted and black.
Itea and Fothergilla have an odd color, but not wilted. Ditto some Hostas.
Others like 'Guacamole' are wilted.
Physocarpus looks fine - so far.
I think the fallout will be worse than anticipated. How goes it in your
d (headed for a nap. Was sleeping last night with one eye open to keep an
eye on the glow from the chick brooder lamp. Swore I'd never get chicks
again before April because of the danger of a late (March) cold snap. This
one's a doozy!)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] unseasonable cold front
Tonight is supposed to be our coldest of the past 3 cold nights, 21
degrees, then starting back up. A few new potted plants that were too far
along suffered Wed night so I brought them into the garage. My Leonard
Messel magnolia is bred for ability to endure late frosts and the blooms
are still on it but droopy. The dafs and tulips are acting like garden
peonies- heads in the soil. Tree and herbaceous peonies look good.
All of this is pretty rough on the plants but most will pull through w/out
much trouble. If we'd gotten as low as Ceres did though, there would have
been some losses.
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