Photos below show the scene here this snowy day. Most of the fig wood photoed may be alive yet. If so, this could be the first winter in 5 years that exposed fig wood survives. Supposed to hit 15 Fahrenheit tonight, all but there now. Temps down to 8 Fahrenheit or lower came through a few weeks ago, briefly, which was at least 10 degrees higher than recent previous years’ lows. If these various cultivars’ exposed wood survives, this will go a long way toward showing firsthand that some fig varieties can survive brief cold snaps unprotected down to around 5 degrees, as reported.
The first snow photo shows fig bushes partially buried in leaf mounds about 2 feet deep, under about half a foot of snow. The next photos show fig bushes left to face winter without even any added mulch to the base this year. Followed by today’s general winter scene photos.