A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter temperatures.
That’s the seasonal message from horticulturists of Water University, a joint public outreach program on water conservation and quality protection by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
“The best cold defense is choosing plants that are cold-hardy to their region, or cold-hardiness zone,” said Daniel Cunningham, AgriLife Research horticulturist at Dallas. “A plant that is native or adapted to its zone will be naturally resilient to all commonly occurring conditions there, including normal low winter temperatures.”
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