I was so focused on staying warm during this really cold, windy day in Asheville that I almost forgot about my plants. Protect your marginally hardy plants by covering with a sheet, pillowcase, frost blanket or other material. These tender plants include camellias, Japanese maples, daphnes, gardenias, and aucubas. My dapne is in bud and was close to blooming. If you have other specimen plants that you don’t want to risk being damaged by the below zero temperatures that are expected, protect them too. Remove the protection when the temperatures warm up in the 30s so as not to overheat and burn the plants.
Terri Long Landscape Design, Inc.