Getting Your Garden Back In Shape After Winter’s Wrath

CBS New York

WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The winter has been a tyrant this season so you might be surprised to hear the tulips are expected to be beautiful this year.

“The perennials actually thrive under the snow. It’s an insulating cover for them so they come back better than ever,” Doug Akerley of Hicks Nurseries told CBS2’s Meg Baker.

At the 25th anniversary of Hicks Nurseries Flower and Garden Show, owner Stephen Hicks says plants do much better than humans in the winter weather.

“Mother Nature plants have been around forever and they know how to deal with the snow,” he said.

If you’re concerned about small trees and shrubs bouncing back after being toppled by heavy snow and ice, Akerley has methods for survival.

(Credit: Meg Baker/CBS2) (Credit: Meg Baker/CBS2)

“If they are bent down at the end of the snow season, then you have to either tie them up or prune out…

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