Don’t Dig Them Up!

It’s been so cold! In fact, I believe I heard on the news that it hasn’t been this cold in over 20 years. I’ve had to bring my dogs in the house, and since I was so worried about them, I completely forgot about my rose bushes. I was afraid I had lost all of them. But…there may still be hope!

Clayton Beaty gave me some advice, and I’m passing that on to you. Even if your bush or shrub looks dead, don’t dig it up yet. When it warms up and spring is making you want to get out in your garden or yard, don’t be tempted to get rid of anything that looks like it might have died in this cold weather. Prune it until you reach a point where you find green, living tissue. If you don’t find any, then dig it up. But if you do, your plant has probably made it through the winter, and you can save time and money by not replacing it.

Do you have any questions or comments? If so, I would be glad to hear from you!

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