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Sommer Gardens / Saturday, January 9, 2010 / Categories: Weather, Ramblings

Frozen Florida Orange Juice Anyone?

With record setting cold blanketing Central Florida this week, nothing was spared from Mother nature's wrath.

Frozen Florida Orange Juice.jpgThis orange tree happened to be on the outer fringes of my outdoor brugmansia growing area and got caught by my sprinklers during the sub freezing weather.  The sprinklers were on to provide a protective ice blanket for my brugmansia during the freezes. 

I'm not sure if it has gotten cold enough to damage the citrus yet, but many of my brugs took a beating.  We have a hard freeze warning in effect for the next couple of days so the worst may be yet to come.  Tonight's forecast predicts the lowest temperatures of the winter and seeing how it is has only reached 34f by noon today, it does not look good.

I'll have a better idea of the extent of the damage a couple of weeks from now.

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