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Sommer Gardens / Thursday, January 7, 2010 / Categories: Brugmansia, Weather

Brugs on Ice...

My field of Angel Trumpets has turned into a Winter Wonderland as the icicles glisten under the Florida sunshine.

brugsonice2010-4.jpgOf course this is no Winter Wonderland for me, it is devastating to say the least. It is too early to tell what the extent of the freeze damage is, plus another hard freeze is forecast for tonight with more cold weather moving in on the weekend.

With temperatures finally above freezing, the sprinklers are working hard to melt the protective cover of ice that was formed overnight.  They ran from 11:00pm last night to 10:00am this morning.

The rooted brugmansia cuttings below were waiting to be moved up to 4" pots for spring sales.  When I checked on them when during lunch, it looks like the ice worked its magic and kept them from being severely damaged.


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