Will your spring-flowering shrubs survive the frigid winter?

wisteria

Wisteria is gloriously, delicately mauve and hypnotically fragrant in June, as long as the buds haven’t been frozen over winter or in a late spring frost.

 

“Everyone talks about this winter’s storm damage to tree branches, but no one mentions the effect the cold may have had on spring-flowering shrubs and trees,” commented my friend Douglas Markoff as we chatted about the weather (what else?) last week.  Continue reading