Asked on Mar 3, 2012

Freezing rain has returned to York. Should I do nything to protect the daffadils that are sprouting and what about my

Terri JDouglas HuntWoodbridge Environmental


rhubarb that is now in a bigger container?
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Mar 3, 2012

    Prop up some blankets or tarps over the flowers and other plants to provide a bit of frost protection.

  • Heck, my Daffys are about four inches tall by now. Nothing seems to kill them. I would not worry to much about them coming up. As far as the rhubarb, have no idea. But I believe its a pretty hardy plant as well.

  • Terri J
    on Mar 3, 2012

    still looking for some more info

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 3, 2012

    The freezing rain should not hurt your daffodils or rhubarb, Terri. I've seen daffodils blooming in snow many times. Things that come up early in the spring seem to have naturally built in defenses against the vicissitudes of weather.

  • Terri J
    on Mar 3, 2012

    Thanks Doug, I just never remember my grandparents who lived in New York having rhubarb starting to grown this early in the year. I know they die over winter and sttart again come spring...but then again, there is a big diffference between here and upstate NY. The freezing rain may not hurt the plants, but is sure does bother me. (old b/4 my time( -lol).

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