Richard Hentschel discusses what is going on with our plants this winter. Winter weather above the snow is quite different from soil below the snow. Plants under the snow are in very good shape. We should let our snow covered evergreens be; let the snow melt this spring normally, and do not try to remove the snow. We can expect some plants to not bloom well on branches above the snow line because of the extreme cold tempertures over many days.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.