Two weeks ago everyone was jumping the gun. It seemed like there would be an early and productive spring. Then the hammer down came. It was 16 degrees here this morning. In St Louis it has been below 25 for 48 hours. This means a lot of flowers aren't going to be there. Forsythia is gone. Some pears. Some crabs.
It's going to be a less showy spring.
And some nurseries who jumped the gun were burned. This cold did no one any good.
It's a wild and woolly spring.. and it looks like shortage will be the name of the game.
If work and risk are four letter words to you... this isn't the business to be in.