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Will snow kill your already-blooming plants?

Posted at 6:07 PM, Mar 22, 2016

March is already about 6 degrees above average with plenty of 50s and even a 60 on the thermometer -- and that's got some buds bursting.

But the impending snow has some homeowners worried about what to do in their own yards when spring has already sprung.

"Probably that early 60 degree weather they teased us with here a couple weeks ago, you know now we have some blooms and it’ll be interesting to see what happens to them," concerned homeowner Houston Shively says.

Experienced Horticulturalist Loriena Harrington and her team from Beautiful Blooms believe sometimes nature simply knows what to do.

"Yeah, snow’s a great insulator for the plants, so even the crocus, the daffodils, and tulips that have started to emerge from the ground those are going to be well protected," she says. "If we happen to get a dive in the temperatures down well below freezing then we might see a little bit of tip burn on those, but the flower buds themselves should be pretty safe."

So with that issue off your mind, Harrington advises getting a head start on spring clean up to ensure your own beautiful blooms.

"Taking out any of the leaf debris, the dried plant material left from last season, also if you use rose cones or any winter protection now is definitely the time to take that off."