Gardeners prep for first dose of winter weather

February 18, 2012 5:22:14 PM PST
If the forecasted cold front delivers snow, this would be the first signs of winter weather in the Triangle all winter long.

The chance of severe weather has NC DOT crews on standby and plant owners bracing for the cold temperatures.

Workers at Logan's Trading in Raleigh took steps Saturday to keep their plants out of Mother Nature's way in case the area sees freezing rain or ice this weekend.

 "Out of an extra measure of caution we're just packing away some of the most tender plans and putting them in shelter," said general manager Joshua Logan.

As the taste of spring goes away and the winter weather takes over, the plants will need some extra TLC.

"Since we've had a very mild year, a lot of plants that bloom in early spring are coming out a little early," Logan said. "Those plants that are already starting to flower are the ones that are at risk with this little bit of winter weather we're expecting."

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