Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Living on the edge of a hard freeze

The low last night at Deerfield was 34, so we didn't suffer a hard freeze. The straw mulch helped to keep the low plants safe and warm.

The apple and cherry trees kept their blooms, but for some unknown reason the two Bartlett pear trees lost all their blooms and the leaves have started to close up. I have a call in to Gabe at the nursery to see how concerned I should be. Are pears more susceptible to the cold than apples?

It's touch and go for the dogwood trees. The blooms are beginning to show a little brown around the edges, but they are hanging on valiantly.

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