Harsh winter has huge impact on ornamental plants
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:00 AM
Extreme cold last winter, unrelenting winds and unusually large amounts of salt that were applied to roads, sidewalks and parking lots are taking their toll on landscape plants this spring.
Purdue University experts are seeing considerable damage and expect more this summer and beyond. While it is difficult to determine winter injury until bud break, they say it now is time for homeowners and others with ornamental plants to evaluate their plants for damage that needs to be corrected.