It’s Time To Protect Perennials

Now that the region’s had plenty of freezing temperatures to “harden off” perennials and send them into dormancy, it’s time to protect them from winter’s extremes. Sometimes perennial flowers don’t need extra protection. Many types like peonies, iris, daylilies and hosta are so rock-hardy that they’ll usually do just fine with little or no extra…
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Shovel Snow On Perennials For Extra Protection

We associate snow with cold, but there’s a reason Eskimos use it to build houses – snow’s a good insulator. Mother Nature insulates the ground from too-deep freezing by blanketing it with snow. The root system of plants can’t take cold temperatures the way the above-ground branches can. While the branches of adapted trees and shrubs…
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