It got so cold and the plants on my deck are not looking so good. I have Ferns and Palm trees. What can I do?
Hardiness Zone: 8b
Tina Long from TX
I can't say about the Palms, but usually ferns will come back next spring. Just cut them down to the ground and keep them watered if you live in a dry area.
I winter over alot of plants on my covered back porch. What I do (and it has worked successfully for me for years now) is put all my plants on my patio table (you may have shelves or something else) and put a string of the white (clear) mini christmas lights all along tops of plants. Then I cover them in clear plastic. If needed I weight down corners of plastic. If during the day it is warm enough, I throw back the clear plastic & turn off (unplug) lights. Depending on how many plants you have, adjust the quantity of the lights.
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How do I keep it until the next year?
By Aaa from VA
I live in zone 8 in Texas, and the only way I can insure that my ferns survive the winter is by bringing them inside. I use hanging baskets and hang them in humid areas of the house - bathrooms and laundry room. Once a week they go into the shower for watering.