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CoastLine: Spring Planting 2017 after the Late Cold Snaps

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Hydrangea macrophylla - Hortensia hydrangea, picture from Longwood Gardens

Warmer weather has moved into the southeast in fits and starts this year.  Reports of damaged crops in Georgia and both Carolinas came after multiple late-season frosts.  Whether those recent cold snaps will impact the price and availability of peaches, blueberries, and apples remains to be seen.    

But what does this mean for home gardeners who just hope to see their shrubs, trees, and perennials bloom?   And what might this mean for the showing of blooms during Azalea Festival?

We’ll find out on this edition of CoastLine as well as learn about some best practices for lawn care and those plants around your house – and – maybe even – tomatoes!


Tom Ericson, co-owner, The Transplanted Garden, S. 16th Street, Wilmington

Al Hight, Director, New Hanover County Extension Service at the Arboretum


Master Gardener Plant Sale-- New Hanover County Arboretum, April 20 - 23

Master Gardener Plant Sale -- Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association,  April 21-22

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 2 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.