Central Virginia Organic Gardener

"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow: Update

Yesterday and overnight we had about 10 to 12 inches of snow, unusual for Central VA. Sometimes people ask me "will all this snow damage your plants?" It is possible to get some damage, especially when the weight of the snow (or ice, which is far more destructive) snaps off branches and crushes plants. Generally, though, snow is not a problem and, given our current weather of below freezing cold, snow is good. Snow acts as an insulator. When your temperatures might hit 9 degrees (as we have had in our forecast lately) or anything below 32, it is usually far better for your plants to be snow covered than exposed to these chilly temperatures.
So, enjoy the snow and don't worry about your plants!
Happy snow gardening???!

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