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Life after the big freeze

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  • By Jonn 'J-dogg' Karsseboom
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Life after the big freeze


We've survived the very, very cold spell! But did our plants make it? Here are a few tips to help you decide what to do next with those plants that don't look as happy as they once did.



  1. Jonn Karsseboom Jonn Karsseboom

    Hi Kirsten!
    Not really a rule of thumb except what I mentioned in the video. As for your Daphne, wait, wait, wait. At least till it’s finished its magical blooms. Then text me photos and I can tell you your next steps:961-512-2688

  2. Jonn Karsseboom Jonn Karsseboom

    Hi Dan! We trim back boxwoods any time of the year…. Though generally it’s done in spring and then perhaps again late summer. You may text us photos to our store number if you have further questions about yours specifically. : 971-512-2688

  3. Lorena Land PNW Lorena Land PNW

    I have Camellias 12’ tall, in my garden some flowers were burned in the freeze. The plants remain healthy as you mentioned. I have 5, 1 gallon containers in 20 gallon ‘Smart Pots’. (Container made of recycled material). Oh so beautiful until the freeze. One further from the house lost all leaves. The remainder (all different varieties) only the open flowers were burned, buds remain. I’m not going to cut the one which completely lost leaves. Hoping for a miracle. Miracles do happen in horticulture. Enjoy your tips. Lorena gardening in Lake Oswego.

  4. Terry Terry

    Hi all, a well received message from our favorite garden center, very Portlandia.
    Can’t wait to walk the grounds!

  5. Kirsten Kirsten

    Thank you for your wonderful videos!

    Is there a rule about which plants to prune, pluck, or leave alone? Our poor Daphne look so sad.


  6. Dan Christy Dan Christy

    Great clip ...could you tell me when is a good time to trim box woods? can you cut down to 4-5 inches will they grow back ?

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