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GTA is getting up to 10 cm of snow on Wed

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GTA is getting up to 10 cm of snow on Wed

Wondering what to do about my tulips which have bloomed. I’m sure they could handle a little snow but 10 cm will bury them.

Any suggestions?
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At least yours bloomed. Mine haven't. Cut them and put them in a vase, you'll at least be able to enjoy them.
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Should one cover budding and blooming plants/flower with burlap?
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it is currently snowing here in winterpeg
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We don't even have grass here and it's been snowing here too

Its -4 right now
This seems like a brag post....
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Eastern Ontario
April ... lol, even MAY
Snow is quite common in many other Cdn cities
~~ waves ~~ hi to @divx posting in this thread from Winnipeg

It’s really just the Ontario Banana Belt
And the BC Palm Coast that is lucky enough ... far south enough to miss out on this annual event

So from the rest of us ... I offer up the following

Spring Bulbs & any Perennials will survive
Be they shooting or budding
They are unlikely to be terribly effected
Unless the weight of the snow breaks any stems
However, if they already are in bloom ... then their delicate flowers will definitely have a harder time
In which case, I agree with @hierophant might be best to just cut them ahead of time and enjoy them indoors this year

Other plants ...
Trees, Shrubs, etc in bud ... will be fine

What won’t fair as well is any annuals anyone has already planted this season outdoors
Or any early planted vegetables that are either outside in beds, or have been brought outside as seedlings to begin the hardening off process
What can be, should be brought indoors
What cannot be, should be protected
Hopefully anyone who has planted out early crops already
Has done so utilizing a cold frame = https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/ga ... cold-frame
or a hoop system = https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/ga ... ant-tunnel
Covering the plants with those, and then a frost blanket should add an extra layer of protection and get them thru the 24 hour period
https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/ga ... st-blanket

Here’s an article from The Spruce with some more make shift ideas = https://www.thespruce.com/protecting-ga ... ow-3979601
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tmkf_patryk wrote: We don't even have grass here and it's been snowing here too

Its -4 right now
This seems like a brag post....
GTA is about 1000 kms farther south than Edmonton. No brag, just a matter of geography.
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Time to put winter tires back on.
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Ah man... And a little bird just laid 3 eggs in my tree and I have my summer tires on... Time to use up a sick day so I don't have to commute.
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Winter this year in GTA has been relatively mild, but I get a feeling that it has dragged on for longer than usual.
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It will be 12 degrees again two days after so no need to take the snowblower out lol
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Sweet! Are the ski hills open? /s
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gskn4u wrote: to shoot down incoming snow?
That's what they did in Texas
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KevinM56081 wrote: Still April. Not unheard of.
We sometime get freezing rain or light snow in April in the GTA. But 10 cm in late April is highly unusual

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