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Plant nurseries preparing for cold

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Plant nurseries all over Palm Beach County are not taking any chances with the expected cold weather and readying their crops for the worst.

Farmers like Joey Quinn of Quinntessence Nursery spent most of Tuesday covering at risk plants with blankets.

Quinn said the plants he worries most about are the sensitive flowering shrubs. He hopes to have at least three of his 15 acres covered and protected by the evening.

Quinn said the best case scenario is that the winds stay up because that will prevent frost from forming.

If temperatures do dip below freezing for more than three hours, Quinn said that's when plants will be damaged.

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