The extremely cold/windy weather we experienced around Christmas has left many plants damaged. A walk around your yard probably shows a wide-range of distress from the dramatic temperature drop. The foliage may appear dead on some plants, while others seem unharmed!
The following video segment is by Nashville Public Television Volunteer Gardener. Nashville, TN is at the same USDA Plant Hardiness Zone as much of Western North Carolina. This video takes a detailed look at a variety of plants that may have been damaged; what to watch for, what to do, and when to do it. Please be patient. Plants are resilient, and although we will see some losses, these are also opportunities to learn and grow as gardeners.
We would like to know more about your experience with the Christmas freeze of 2022. We invite you to email us a short note explaining the damage to your landscape, along with a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your general location and elevation, if you know it.