Whew! How ‘bout that winter? If you’re a local here in Ashe County, or even if you’re new to the area, you know our winters here can be pretty brutal! Even with some preventative measures taken, sometimes our landscape plants really take a beating. If you noticed some winter damage on your landscape, don’t worry! The good news is plants are amazingly resilient, and more often than not, they will put out new growth and fully recover this spring. Below we’ve listed how to identify winter damage and what you can do to help nurse your plants back to health.
Winter damage can often times be mistaken as a dead plant. Resist the urge to dig it up! With winter damage, plants typically have dry, brittle, and brown leaves. Leave them in the ground through the months of spring- give them every opportunity to live and thrive this spring.
-Newly planted trees and shrubs
Container plants are most susceptible to winter damage as roots are adapted to growing in the sheltered soil environment, and with a limited amount of soil to insulate and protect the roots, they may freeze and die.
20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. A lot has changed since then. Take a look at how we’ve grown.