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Cold temps could boost business for wholesale nursery

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The bitter cold weather is damaging plants all over Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry, but ironically that could be good news for the south's oldest wholesale nursery, Oelschig's.

It's sort of a waiting game to see what will grow back and what won't and will need to be replanted entirely. That's when they could see a boost in business.

Visitors coming to Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry, escaping frigid cold temperatures up north, expect to see colorful landscapes at local hotels and resorts.

However, since the weather has been unusally cold and has stayed that way, some of the plants may be ruined.

At this point there is still a chance that the flowers will grow back, but with more freezing temperatures on the way, that could mean a extra buisness for Oelschig's as landscapers come back to repurchase and replace the damaged plants.

"If the weather will cooperate, we could have a very busy early spring because there will be a lot of work to get done in the yard, replacing some of these plants that typically work very well in our region," said Terry Beasley, a sales manager for the wholesale nursery. "Unfortunately with this unusual cold that we've had, it's permanently damaged some of the items that are used in the landscaping here."

To protect your plants at home, you can bring the potted ones inside or put a blanket around the ones outdoors.

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