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MANCHESTER, MO (KPLR) - As Saturday’s cold blast blew through the St. Louis metro area, it left a mark on plants and flowers. This was especially true for the folks at Sherwood’s Forest Nursery in Manchester. Owner David Sherwood says the 20 degree temperatures and high winds destroyed plants and damaged his green house.

"A Floral Hydrangeas that we left out on accident and it got frozen and it likely won't come back. We had so much wind out here things were blowing it actually blew one of our tops off our greenhouse. Fortunately, it was just the outer layer. The wind was 50 to 60 miles per hour".

Sherwood also says there are ways to protect your plants as we move from the fall to winter.

“Spray plants with wilt proof that will protect them over the winter and put a good layer of mulch. It’s also a good idea to prune old wood."

Crews are working on repairs for the roof.  In the meantime, they're double checking to make sure all plants are stored in the right conditions.