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Not all bad news for your plants during the cold weather

The early freeze may have done a number on your garden overnight. Airlie Gardens Director, Jim McDaniel, said tender plants left uncovered likely suffered damage when the temperature dropped below freezing. But he said it's not all bad news for plants for your garden. Some plants actually thrive in the cold. "As soon as it gets cold, it's time to be a pansy. If you have your pansies out, it's the perfect time to get them in the ground. They love the cold. A lot of your tender plants are gone. Just go ahead and rip them out. There's no use hanging on to them. Let's go ahead and get the pansies in like that are behind me and some of our cold weather plants and start looking for winter," said McDaniel. Jim said if you have a tender plant that was covered in the cold, keep it covered for the next few nights if the temperature is forecast to be below 40. But he said make sure to take the cover off and let the sun warm the plant during the day.

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