The blankets are on standby to tuck in the tender plants at Gardener's Supply in Williston.
"That's really what it is going to come down to, especially if you have your tomato plants like these, they certainly can't handle that so, by using any kind of blanket or covering material it will certainly do the job," said the store's Todd Fisher.
The warm, early spring weather lulled many into thinking winter was over, including some flowering trees and shrubs -- they might need to be covered as well. "Right now your lilacs are beginning to bloom -- same as crab apple -- they are usually in full flower right about now," Fisher said. "Depending on where they are in their flowering length, if they just started, it would be worth covering."
While the frost might damage flowers, the trees and bushes themselves should not be damaged by temperatures in the 30's.
At Adams Apple Orchard in Williston the trees are in full bloom. Owner Scott Adams doesn't anticipate problems. "At this stage of where the trees are at, which is just the tail end of the peak bloom, we don't anticipate any problems tonight because it would have to get to 28 degrees to kill off about 10 percent of the crop and it would have to get down to 23 to 25 to do any significant damage at this point," he said.
And while the bees slow down a bit in cooler temperatures, they have had plenty of time to pollinate over the past week or so. "We anticipate a bountiful crop this fall if all goes well we should have a bumper crop this fall for you," Adams said.
As long as Mother Nature doesn't pull any surprises between now and then.
Many gardeners say a good rule of thumb is to wait until Memorial Day weekend to put in more weather sensitive plants like tomatoes or annuals.
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