You've found the perfect plants for holiday decorating or gift giving. Getting them home safely in cold weather is an important consideration. Most plants are pretty resilient, but the shock of moving from a sheltered indoor environment to the chill of outdoors can be deadly. Don't let it happen to your prized plant purchases.
Exposure to temperatures from 45°F -50°F for as little as one hour is enough to kill many plants. Here are some quick, simple tips on transporting plants in cold weather. If these tips sound like overkill, consider them a small investment of your time in return for years of enjoyment of your new plants.
The colder it gets, the more your plants are in danger. This is especially true when cold temperatures are combined with wind. Even a carefully bagged plant can be damaged during a short walk across a cold parking lot.