Caring for Evergreen Woody Shrubs after Winter Storm Uri

Winter Storm Uri is over, but residents of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi are coping with damage to their landscapes. Everything looks terrible, and our first inclination is to go out and water and fertilize.

Cold weather heeby-jeebies

I do plan to take my own advice (if I have the stamina, patience and intestinal fortitude) and wait until early spring to prune everything. But when I look at my once-beautiful plants, I feel like Dr. Strangelove, my hand uncontrollably drawn to my left-handed pruners instead of the “button.”