We know the potential for a frost or freeze is coming sooner or later. When either of these weather conditions is forecast, we need to be prepared.
Plant coverings can protect against frost or cold. You can use sheets, quilts or frost/freeze ... READ MORE
A Florida Freeze
A Florida Freeze is upon us. Every once in a while, Nassau County will freeze. Many of our landscape plants will not be affected by any cold snaps, but we do have some plants that may be susceptible to frost or freeze damage. ... READ MORE
Northwest Florida, in the next few days, is set to receive some of the coldest weather in recent years, with lows ranging from 18 ºF to 28 ºF three to four nights in a row. This has the potential to impact our home garden citrus and winter ... READ MORE
Very cold weather is expected to hit south Florida beginning this weekend. Freezing temperatures and wind chills in the 20s are possible for a large portion of southern Florida.
What Could Happen to your Plants if Temperatures Drop Below ... READ MORE
There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it?
Frost and freeze can look very ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
While we had some fairly cold mornings recently, we have not had a damaging frost/freeze in our area for a few years. Not to jinx this topic by bringing it up, but how do you deal with our yearly cold weather in the ... READ MORE
The North Florida garden has experienced some cold weather damage and even though you want to start pruning back your perennials, now is not the time. Many damaged plant stems protect perennials that return from the roots. Learn about care of ... READ MORE
Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall. While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain herbaceous, woody ... READ MORE
ORLANDO, Fla. – With cold weather upon us, homeowners may want to prepare their plants for a freeze, said Ed Thralls, a horticulturalist with University of Florida IFAS Extension Orange County.
“There are several steps that homeowners ... READ MORE
When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE