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Duke Gardens Hard Hit By Weather

Posted March 12, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— March 13, 1996 - 4:10 p.m. EST

Many flowers are hardy enough to survive the rollercoaster weather of late winter and early spring, but this year's temperatures have just been too cold for the flora at a favorite local garden spot.

The past week's freezing temperatures have visited disaster on Duke Gardens, and groundskeepers say the March blooms will not rebound.

Some of the worst-hit varieties include flowering Magnolia trees and Jonquils.

Visitors to Duke Gardens will have to wait until April to see signs of spring