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Flowers and Trees Weather the Cold Snap

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - Large portions of Delmarva saw temperatures at or below freezing Tuesday night into Wednesday. That came just two days after temps topped the 80-degree mark.

There was ice on cars and on the ground. That might seem like bad news for plants, but Steven Wrede at All Seasons Nursery and Garden Center says it all depends on the flower. Flowers like pansies can handle the cold. Others can't.

"The more sensitive annuals - like marigolds, geraniums or petunias - it's probably a little early for them to have been put out. There's a chance they'd have damage from this recent cold snap," Wrede said.

Green has been appearing on trees across Delmarva recently. John Petersen from the Delaware Forest Service says they can survive a little cold.

"Trees are very well adapted to this kind of environment," he said.

A lot of cold might be a different story.

"For something to have a significant negative impact on the trees and plants, it would take a hard freeze - a prolonged period of low temperatures, probably below 20 degrees."

Petersen says a really cold night is worse when a tree has full leaves on it.

"Most of the trees have not leafed out yet," he said. "Some of them are starting to bud. Some of them are flowering."

And he says by the time most trees have leafed out, a seriously cold night is way less likely to happen.
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