Friday, January 16, 2009

Hang on Plants

The arctic blast has sent temperatures down to -27 last night. I wonder if my zone 5 plants will survive. Is the micro climate next to the house enough for them to get by? Only spring will reveal the answer.

Let this be a lesson not to push the zones further north. I am sure glad I did not attempt to plant a dogwood tree, and that the butterfly bush is still in its pot and not outside in the ground.

1 comment:

Northern Shade said...

It is always so tempting to try those plants you see blooming in other gardens from a few zones warmer. On a warm fall day, I always feel that this will be a lucky winter, but come January the truth is revealed. I have been pleased with some survivors. For the others that didn't make it, it is a toss up as to whether the weather or the gardener got them first.

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