Frost-covered plants caught on video

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MSUE educator Duke Elsner captured videos of plants covered in frost this past week in Grand Traverse County. “I am amazed at how many of the plants looked real bad on Wednesday (May 28) morning. The day lilies, hollyhocks, daisies, phlox, lilacs and many others have perked back up from the wilted look and seem fine today (May 29). The iris buds that were still tight during the freeze have not pushed open yet, so I don’t know what’s up there,” says Elsner. “The leaves of our spiderwort plants have remained in the frost-wilted position.” View videos in Microsoft media player format at:

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