Do you enjoy winter?
I do. Surprisingly, the desert Southwest has definite seasons and winters can get cold with temps dipping into the 20’s.
Photo: Frost-damaged natal plum
Unfortunately, the cold temperatures can wreak havoc on our frost tender plants such as bougainvillea, lantana and yellow bells – to name a few.
Let’s face it, no one likes the sight of brown, crispy, frost-damaged plants in the landscape – including me. Often, my first impulse is to prune off the ugly growth – but, I have to remind myself that I can actually do more damage by pruning too early.
Learn what plants are most commonly affected by frost damage, when to prune and how in my latest article for Houzz.com
I hope your week is off to a great start!