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Freezing temperatures call for plant protection


Last updated 1/24/2013 at Noon

This fountain, located on the patio of a Fallbrook residence, froze in motion during the night of Jan. 12. In addition to covering sensitive plants, residents are advised to shut off fountains when freezing temperatures are expected so as not to burn out the motor component.

With unusually cold weather occurring in southern California, frost is a danger to local plants in low-laying areas this winter. Even residents who do not have groves or crops need to be prepared in case another freezing storm comes down from Alaska. Some plants sensitive to cold weather are succulents, bird of paradise, hibiscus, fuchsias, avocados and citrus.

Although many plants may have survived the last storm unharmed, it is still a good idea to take precautions now or at least make plans ahead of time to protect them.

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