Cold front puts a freeze on business


POSTED: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 8:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:19am

As you drive on Highway 69 South of Tyler heading toward Bullard you'll see one of the busiest nurseries in East Texas.  

Right now, it's not a typical March for Hughes Plant Farm in Tyler. The Hughes family says they rely on the forecast to keep their business blooming and with constant cold air it's put a freeze on business.

We are only a few days away from the official start of Spring which is supposed to be the busiest time of the year for the Hughes Plant Farm. "People are beginning to buy mulch and get their beds ready," said Lynette Hughes.

Hughes says many East Texans don't feel confident planting a garden in this confusing weather. "They want to know if it's going to freeze again, well my grandfather used to tell us, if it thundered in February we're probably going to get a freeze in April and that's probably true."

Hughes Plant Farm is one of the biggest plant farms in East Texas. They're having to work extra hard to make sure their profits don't get damaged. Hughes says, the risk of freezing plants is a concern for her customers.

Right now, they're not busy with a lot of sales, but they're busy protecting their crops from cold temps and high winds.

Hughes tells us, this unusual weather has affected landscapers, contractors, farmers and ranchers.

If you would like to learn more about Hughes Plant Farm or need advice from the experts, feel free to contact:

 Address: 19980 Us Highway 69 S, Tyler, TX 75703

Phone:(903) 894-7737  

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