19 03, 2016

Possible Frost/Freeze Early Next Week

2018-03-07T17:36:49+00:00

Just as we were getting used to all this balmy, Spring weather, March rears its ugly side to hit us with possible damaging frosts and freezes on Sunday and Monday night (Monday night is predicted to be the coldest). Here are a couple of things to keep in mind over the next few days: Tender annuals, vegetables, etc. The average last frost date for the D.C. metro area is [...]

Possible Frost/Freeze Early Next Week 2018-03-07T17:36:49+00:00
29 10, 2014

First Frost/Freeze of the Season Due this Weekend in the Magical Mid-Atlantic

2018-03-08T16:24:42+00:00

Right on time, the first frost/freeze of the season is due this weekend, here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic. Most of you have brought in the houseplants; if not, it’s time to wrap it up. Bring in those tender things: any tropical plants (such as your Summering houseplants), or any tender plants you might want to save that would be susceptible to the effects of a frost/freeze. I just finished [...]

First Frost/Freeze of the Season Due this Weekend in the Magical Mid-Atlantic 2018-03-08T16:24:42+00:00
15 04, 2014

Freeze Warning Tonight (4/15/14) and Maybe Wednesday Night, Too

2018-03-08T16:29:15+00:00

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to write this…there is a Freeze Warning posted for tonight, Tuesday, April 15, in the D.C. metro area. Be ready for Wednesday night, too, just in case. This is not uncommon at this time of year when we are teetering between warmth one day and cold the next. The recent warmth brought out new growth on most plants.   In my own garden, I [...]

Freeze Warning Tonight (4/15/14) and Maybe Wednesday Night, Too 2018-03-08T16:29:15+00:00
18 02, 2012

Early Spring in Savannah

2012-02-18T23:33:27+00:00

We just got back to Wilmington, NC, from four days in the Savannah, GA, area.  Lawsy, it was nice.  Most of the time, it was cloudy and cool, but Thursday the sun popped out and the temperature went up to 75F.  We threw on some shorts and a t-shirt and headed into the historic district for a nice walk. Rest easy, my Northern friends:  Spring [...]

Early Spring in Savannah 2012-02-18T23:33:27+00:00
24 03, 2011

Cold Nights Ahead

2011-03-24T08:05:41+00:00

There is a good possibility of some cold nights ahead here in the Washington, DC, area. This is not uncommon at this time of year when we are teetering between warmth one day and cold the next. The early warmth a few days ago brought out new growth on many plants. Most plants that bloom early can handle some cold, with the exception of the blooms on deciduous Magnolias. [...]

Cold Nights Ahead 2011-03-24T08:05:41+00:00