Frost Could Spell Trouble For Spring Plants

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(KPLR)-- So are spring plants in for a pounding now that colder air is on the way?

At Urban Roots Garden, owners aren't concerned about a quick dip into the upper 30's.

They are leaving their potted plants and hanging baskets outside for the night that may chance if we see several consecutive cold nights.

Just when St. Louis was getting into the swing of spring, short sleeves and flip flops have been replaced with winter coats and sweatshirts.

A 20 degree temperature drop was a shock to the system.

But it won't be for your new spring blooms.

At Urban Garden Center, owners couldn't have picked a better time to launch a new business.

The planting season started weeks earlier than normal and sales have been nonstop.

So if you already bought your spring flowers, a quick cold snap shouldn't be a problem.

In 2007, the Easter freeze was the last time we saw significant damage to plants in the spring.