Obviously, the concern will be what happens if or when we have a winter deep –freeze return. The damage sustained to the plants that bloom will be determined by how many growing degree days occur before a freeze. Also, when such a freeze occurs, how long the timeframe is before when temperatures warm again can also play a role.
Many plants and trees in Ohio are pretty hardy and can withstand major temperature swings by having primary and secondary blooms. But if you see flowers begin to bloom, you may just want to cut them and bring them inside to enjoy before the next freeze arrives because chances are you may not see those flowers again until the following spring.
Eric Elwell is WHIO StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.