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Arborvitae's Planted - Now Night-Time Weather Going Down - WISCONSIN

if you know anything about wisconsin, you probably know we have terrible weather here a great portion of the time.we've had several flirtations with spring, but it keeps taking one step forward & 2 steps back. it is getting really sickening since soon we won't have any time to have warm weather since it will be september, when it has the chance of getting very cold again!i bought 5 (emerald?) arborvitaes recently at home depot, 3-gal pots. i didn't plant them immediately since there was a chance of real cold weather (unseasonable), not to mention snow.i was glad i didn't plant them then, since it did snow a few inches, took days to melt, & was in the 20's at night for a short time (way past when it should have been). but all i could do was to move them into my garage for the real cold time & then try to take them outside for a few hours if the sun was shining (which it didn't do for days). my garage is unattached & it is not one bit warm - only slightly warmer than the outside temperature, if any.last weekend it was very nice out & the forecast was for no freezing nights in the future... i had the time & energy & was tired of tugging these in & out of my garage, so i planted them (along my fence, & yes they have woodchips on top). it was nice for a few days but now all of a sudden the weather is going backwards AGAIN. mostly the days are ok, some are sunny, (40's, 50's, occasional 60) but last night was 30! worse than that, they're predicting a few nights in the next week of temps around 28! (they even said there might be a couple days of daytime temps in the 30's but i'm not believing it)what should i do? should i be taking big black garbage bags & putting these over the bush/trees for those nights? i don't know how else i could protect them from the cold. it's not guaranteed that it'll be warm & sunny the following day to warm them up....(who'd think i'd have to worry about this so much when it's almost may - all google attempts have led me to nothing but answers about fall planting)

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