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Do I need to cover my newly planted impatients, New Zealand begonias and coleus with this cold weather?

Monday March 28th in Dallas, Tx planted impatients, New Zealand and regular begonias and coleus. Temperatures overnight Tuesday predicted to be 42 so I covered the plants. Wed. supposed to be in the 60's but again overnite predictions 42 for a couple of days. Do I need to continue covering?

The forecast for the rest of the week is progressively warmer each day, but some areas of the Metroplex had frost this morning, 3/30, and that was not predicted this close in to the cities. You should be OK, but it is best if you consult with the weather forecasting service that you trust to be sure.
Thanks for your inquiry.

Happy Gardening!
The PlantMaster