Tuesday, April 29, 2008
TULIPTASTIC NEWS! A Frost Instead of A Freeze Tonight!
The latest is in....our freeze watch has not been upgraded to a freeze warning. We do have a frost advisory. But the key thing is temperatures in most spots stay above freezing sparing our tulips and even the lilacs. You see the picture above from State Farm and like a good neighbor, nature is on our side....for once! You still want to water your plants very well tonight and cover the ground with blankets. You do not have to cover the flowers. This can damage the plant. Make sure to then remove those blankets tomorrow because it will warm up in a hurry and it can cause more harm to your plant. I will check back soon! I need to get ready for another newscast explaining the good news and even highs back up near 80 by late week!
This warm change in the forecast I will take credit for. I did find out just how rare those snowflakes were yesterday. Hint: It was something we have not seen this late in the season since one of our blizzard years!