With such warm weather, some plants will have new growth even in the winter. But it can also make them vulnerable to damage.
"What happens when you have unseasonably warm weather is the plant tends to be more tender. If it stays that way for a long time and we get cold again, then the plants aren't hardened off to it," said Mark Walton, co-owner Garrison's Greenwood Gardens Nursery.
If your plants aren't used to the colder weather, they'll be more likely to be damaged during the next cold snap. Eventually, it's going to get cold again. The average date of Shreveport's last freeze in spring is March 10.
Walton says one of the most important things to do to protect your plants is to make sure they have plenty of water and mulch around them.
"Mulch is going to act as an insulator. Many times we do have damage on the top part of the plant. We can [cut] that out. If we have a good root system then it will come right back from that."
One common mistake many gardeners make is covering their plants too much.
"We try to tell our customers not to cover their hardy trees and shrubs because we like to have our plants harden off eventually. We only like to cover them in the most extreme circumstances," said Walton, such as when temperatures tumble into the teens.