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“A very unusual winter, it’s been very warm and this one is one of the most mild I can remember,” said one man from Saddle River, N.J.
“I don’t really miss freezing and having a lot of snow,” said Manhattan resident Cheryl Smith Franco.
“It’s Mother Nature,” said Madeline Byrne from Dobbs Ferry. ”There’s nothing you can do about it so you just enjoy it.”
But Mother Nature may be a little confused by the spring-like warmth.
At the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, Japanese apricot trees are in full bloom along with the yellow Adonis plants and azaleas.
The early bloom could make it tough for these plants to survive if we eventually get hit with a dose of winter weather.
“If it gets really cold, single digits at night for days, all the buds will just die,” said Kristin Schleiter with the Botanical Garden. “If it’s a once-blooming plant and it’s their flower bud, they’re gone until next spring.”
Originally posted by KnightFire
My concern is that everything starts to bloom and then a freeze spell hits with ice and snow. Will that kill everything off because it's no longer dormant or will the trees, plants, grass, etc... just go dormant again?
I'm also concerned with this very mild winter, that there be an excessive amount of bugs this summer.