How do you protect your plants and shrubs from winter damage?


Do you use antidessicants or burlap, protective structures or other methods?
how do you protect your plants and shrubs from winter damage, gardening
how do you protect your plants and shrubs from winter damage, gardening
how do you protect your plants and shrubs from winter damage, gardening

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  • Kris S
    on Jan 9, 2014

    We live in the frozen tundra...Minnesota. With most of our small shrubs and small young trees, we just find a cardboard box the right size, fill it with leaves from the yard and put it over the plant. This has been sufficient to protect our plants here, is inexpensive, and helps us by using up the leaves that we would otherwise have to rake and bag. Anything that can't survive otherwise, we wouldn't plant in the first place.

  • BONNIE J
    on Jan 9, 2014

    THIS YEAR I WAS SO SURE WE WERE IN FOR A VERY COLD WINTER! FOR THE 1ST TIME MY HUSBAND GOT OUT THERE; WE USED LEAVES, STRAW, BURLAP, STYROFOAM, WHATEVER WE COULD COME UP WITH! IN NOV & DEC, WE HAD MORE SNOW THAN WE'VE SEEN IN YEARS FOR THE 1ST 2 MONTHS OF OUR 5 + MONTHS OF WINTER! TEMPERATURES BELOW -40 C! I WONDER WHAT SPRING WILL REVEAL IN OUR COLD PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, CANADA!!! HOPING EVERYTHING WILL SURVIVE, INCLUDING US & OUR PETS!

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