After this resilient winter, I can’t blame my fellow gardeners for wanting to get out there and get planting. But with a freeze warning in effect tonight, there are things to consider.
As some hotter, drier weather is around the corner, let’s look at some of the ways to keep those gardens looking great.
Scientists who study plant stages and their relationship to climate say the spring of 2012 was the earliest spring on record.
The National Weather Service has issued frost advisories for Frederick (Md.), Fauquier and Loudoun counties due to temperatures forecast to drop into the mid-30s late tonight and Tuesday morning.
Back to back cold fronts charging through the region this weekend will deposit quite the chilly air mass Monday into Tuesday. Highs from 60-65 will be manageable, even refreshing, but overnight lows in the 30s in our colder areas could spell trouble for some plants.
By the end of the month, average temperatures cross the magical 50 degree F mark - the threshold that really revs up the motors of most plants.