So what does yesterday’s late snowfall mean for your landscape? In general, most plants will probably be fine. The snowfall itself shouldn’t harm your plants unless the snow built up on trees and shrubs and broke branches.
Some flower buds on trees and shrubs may be killed, which might result in fewer blooms this spring. That’s a concern for fruit trees, which would produce less fruit if too many flower buds die, but, for most trees, it just means we’ll see fewer flowers.
Any native perennials should be fine, since they are already adapted to our temperature extremes. Take a look and make sure that root balls haven’t popped up, and if they have, gently push the plant back level with the surrounding soil.
For bulbs, the edges of foliage might turn brown and dry, but it probably won’t have any lasting effect on the plants, and it shouldn’t stop them from flowering.
I haven’t put any veggies in yet, but if you have, I hope you gave them some protection. Those of you with a cold frame or some type of cover should be fine.
Will spring ever get here? Temperatures are forecasted to warm up now, so I’m hoping we are finally about to get some spring around here!