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Re: unseasonable cold front

Most will rebound, but in my case, I had a couple of small, last fall  
planted shrubs that may not have the reserves to do so, and I suspect  
we will have to do some pampering of the established plantings this  
year to preclude any additional stress.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Apr 7, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Donna wrote:

> Well I am really at a loss here of understanding.
> We always get hit with a hard frost late in the spring- which is why I
> don't set out annuals or anything less than a zone 5 rating before mid
> May in something I can't bring in for a night or three. My plants get
> hit yearly, but rebound once the weather gets better. What I do  
> lose is
> fruit if the flowers get hit too hard, or some spring blossoms, but  
> the
> trees and plants survive. Hail seems to be my worse nightmare- the
> leaves of the hostas look ratty all summer after being sliced by the
> hail.
> So ....other than tender plants- why do you think everything won't
> rebound? My japanesse maple goes thru this yearly and normally looks
> fine by June.....
> I am really confused!
> Donna

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