Often in the spring when cold weather threatens, loving gardeners will put Christmas lights on fruit trees to protect the wee flowers from getting frostbite. How nice...
But, this time of year when people are stringing lights on any stationary object (don't leave your grand-dad sitting alone for too long!) those little lights can actually cause damage. Yes, damage!
Plants are really smart - they take long winter naps. At least in areas where the weather gets cold and nasty. (like where I live) They slow down and stop their development and growth during adverse times. (I'd like to sleep through winter too.)
So, what can we do if we want to have a Griswold Christmas? Well, use the new LED lights! While they do not give off any heat, they still scintillate the senses. A perfect Christmas gift for your sleeping beauties.
Merry Christmas to you and your plants!
Get your hands dirty!