Extension Educator and Host of Green Side Up talks about differences in cold hardiness between foliage and flower buds on our ornamentals and fruit trees. Peach flower buds are impacted as soon as the temperatures fall below -10 degrees and for every degree below that, we lose another 10% of flower buds. The other area of possible concern this winter is with the many inches of snow on the ground, what kind of rabbit damage we can expect.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.