Hydrangea Plants
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Hydrangea plants

Zone 06096 | Anonymous added on February 21, 2019 | Answered

Our temperatures hit 70 degrees in February for a few days. Buds are coming. Frost will come again. How do I protect plants so the buds do not freeze???

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MichiganDot
Answered on February 23, 2019

This winter has had an excess of weather provoked gardening issues. There are commercial frost blankets but a folded bedsheet or double layer of row cover will help. (Try thrift shops for the sheets.) Another strategy is to block sunshine from reaching a tender plant on unusually warm winter days. That may delay further bud development. Often the bud survives further cold weather unless it has started to open. Best of luck.

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