And what zone did I say we were? Zone 5? If the temperature this week doesn’t go below –20°F, then we’re still zone 5, and some of those pretty zone 5 plants I’ve got in the ground may be all right, snug as they are under the snow. If it dips to –25°F, I stand to lose my Miscanthus, butterfly bush, Japanese anemones, and others. It will be a bloodbath.
Just clicked on over to weather.com and saw that International Falls, Minnesota, is reporting a nippy –17°F, with a windchill of –29°F!!! Shiver me timbers!
And it’s headed our way . . .