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With snow on your spring garden, will your plants make it through the cold?

Wednesday, April 21st 2021, 4:00 pm - This delayed winter finale won't decimate your garden completely, but not every plant will handle it well.

Much of southern Ontario woke up to a shot of spring snow – not completely out of the ordinary, but not exactly welcome, especially if you've a green thumb, or just enjoy nature's natural bounty of spring blooms.

But will Wednesday's coating of snow, and the cold temperatures that come with it, seriously set the season back? It seems that depends on the plant.

Bulb-based plants such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, will likely fare just fine, as they're a hardy lot.

More delicate plants, such as your blossoming magnolia tree, won't be so lucky, and may see a premature flower drop, robbing passersby of their normal glory. As for perennials, some may experience a late-season winter burn, and there may be some browning and die-off, depending on the plant.

Your lawn will be fine, however: it's hardy enough to handle a few days of late-season cold, and the snow is an added treat of moisture.

For a deeper look, check out Rachel Schoutsen's video, above.

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