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You think your plant died during the freeze a few weeks ago. Should you dig it up?

The Garden Club of Houston’s Meg Tapp advises Houston area gardeners on next steps in the weeks after a freeze.

Plants in cold weather
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Freezing temperatures can be hard on local plants that are used to warmer weather.


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On the second Monday of every month, we welcome your gardening questions for Meg Tapp from The Garden Club of Houston.

During today’s chat (in the audio above), Tapp offers advice for what to do if you believe flowers or plants in your garden died because of recent below-freezing weather.

She also tells us about a free public lecture The Garden Club of Houston in sponsoring next week, featuring a landscape manager from Longwood Gardens. It takes place Wednesday, February 21 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin’s Church in Tanglewood.

And ahead of Valentine’s Day Wednesday, Tapp discusses tricks for cultivating rose bushes or other flowering bushes that Houstonians may grow, in order to pass its flowers to loved ones this week, or on other special occasions.