SOURCE: Garden Club of America
Climate and Your Spring Garden: Why It's Getting Worse …. and What Can be Done About It
· As our climate changes, signs of spring are arriving sooner including flower blooms. This "season creep" leaves the premature blooms more vulnerable to frost damage when cold snaps occur.
· Climate change also may result in a mismatch of flower blooms to peak pollinator activity, necessary for robust vegetable harvests.
· Warming conditions may increase the risk of damage to garden plants by certain pests and invasive species.
· Climate change will also create more extreme weather, including heavy downpours that can damage young plants, erodetopsoil, and cause root rot.