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  • n. A freeze sufficiently long and severe to destroy seasonal vegetation and lead to ice formation in standing water and hard ground. Three degrees Celsius below freezing is considered a threshold in the US.


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  • :>)

    December 8, 2010

  • Awww. Think of them as sleeping after a long season's work. They'll be back come spring; perky, green and ready to listen.

    December 8, 2010

  • The hard freeze did my garden's elephant ears in last night. They hang wilted and blackened, looking like a ruined choir of fruit bats.

    December 7, 2010