Wintry Weather Threatens Flowers and Plants

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

A few budding flowers can already be seen across the bluegrass. However, with snow and ice on the way, are they doomed before they bloom?

While some plants have been damaged by the harsh conditions from earlier this winter, plant experts say the damages are not permanent.

The roller-coaster of temperatures has helped to control the growth of all plants. This has kept many from budding too early, only to be cut short from the bitterly cold.

If snow does arrive this weekend, it could actually be a beneficial thing.

Plant expert, Louis Hillenmeyer, says, "The snow acts as an insulator. It keeps the plants warmer, so snow is more of a benefit where ice would shut them down more."

While many flowers can withstand cold weather, pansies are the most susceptible.

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