Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Anyone PLANT savvy?

Ok...just as we were all getting so excited about spring, flowers, and planting... a horrible freeze hits! So now what? All of the beautiful bulbs that were up or coming up froze and are dying. I have a few questions...hopefully some one has the answers!

1. Are the bulbs that were just starting to come up (that the tips froze) going to die?

2. All of the grasses and bushes that froze and now look to be dying... are those gone for the season too or will they re-grow again for this season?

3. Are all of these plants (daylillies, tulips, iris, and Asian lillies) that froze gone for good... or just for this year? What about the rest of the bulbs that haven't bloomed yet? Are they still good?

4. Do I need to replant everything or should I wait until next spring and see what survived?

If anyone knows the answers to any of these questions...please let me know! It figures that just as I was getting my yard and landscaping to just how I liked it...that it would freeze and kill them all! Lovely NE weather!


Lindsey said...

I don't know ANYTHING about plants but maybe you could call Earl May or one of the local nurseries.

Hollie said...

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, and........I don't know.

Wish I could be more help:)

Audra said...

My mother in law emailed me some answers and then I called a plant place and they helped me out too.

Deb said...

Do tell, do tell!!

Audra said...

The nursery said that most of the perennials should be ok. Bushes, shrubs and grasses should be able to bounce back yet this season. IT just depends on how mature the individual plants are. Grasses are the hardiest and can pretty much withstand anything.

Bulbs that weren't up yet will still bloom late spring and summer.

The daylillies and peony plants may not flower this year but the foliage should regrow. If they had severe frost then they may be done for the season.

No need to replant anything this year and may need to fill in bed with annuals and pots.

Deb said...

thank you!!