How to Care for Plants Damaged by the Texas Freeze—and Prep for Spring

How to Care for Plants Damaged by the Texas Freeze—and Prep for Spring

plants-winter-storm-texasAt Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the bluebonnets are well on their way to blooming—but all around them, you’d hardly know that the first day of spring is just two weeks away. “It looks like winter. There’s more brown now than there was before; it was fairly green,” says the center’s director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, referring to the terrain before February’s freeze. After the winter storm brought record low temperatures and encased plants in ice for days on end, she says, “some of the evergreen plants that I’ve never seen turn brown have turned brown.” In the Gardens at Texas A&M University, the scene is equally bleak: “Our creeping fig, butterfly vine, yellow bells, and blue plumbago have all died back to the…View Original Post

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