It’s been an interesting start to 2018, here in North America. Yesterday, my car thermometer read -2°F, and I believe the high was 6°F. Today, we expect more of the same.
Luckily, plenty of snow had accumulated prior to these sub-zero temperatures. “Luckily, what?!” you say.
Yes, it is good for the garden to be insulated from the bitter cold. Snow and ice are actually insulators that keep the heat in, keep it from traveling away from the plants. Mother Nature knows what she is doing.
So do the citrus growers, who may coat their trees with water when the temperatures are predicted to dip below freezing. Some photo bloggers have posted pictures of ice and snow in the Deep South over the past week. Hopefully, this precipitation will protect their gardens from the abnormal cold.
So, when you look at the following photos (my Six-on-Saturday), think warm, not cold! Alternatively, check out The Propagator for photos of gardens from around the world. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is summer, after all!
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