Early Spring Gardening Checklist

In-person sold-out; Online spaces still available

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024 – 9:00 am12:30 pm

We have been cooped up all winter long, but now that the days are warming, it’s time to get out into the garden! But with so much to do, where do we begin? When should we repot outdoor containers? Is now the time to fertilize turf? What about mulching? When is the best time to coppice shrubs? What even is coppicing anyway!? So many questions, so many tasks!

Gail's favorite magnolia

In this half day class Bryce Lane will share his Early Spring Gardening Checklist and identify the tasks he performs in his own garden to ensure success during the growing season. You’ll learn not only what you should be doing to get ready for spring, but also how to do it and some tips and tricks for getting it done. Be sure to join us for this great class this spring so that you leave no box unchecked as you get your garden ready to grow!

This class is available to take both in person and online, and a recording of the lecture will be made available to all participants

About Bryce Lane

Bryce has been teaching students, home gardeners and garden professionals for over 40 years. Many may know Bryce from his UNC TV public television show called "In the Garden With Bryce Lane" which was on the air for 11 seasons and won three Emmys. Others may know him as a student from his time in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University.

Bryce Lane

Growing up in Western Massachusetts, Bryce discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them while working at a local garden center through high school and college. After earning his B.S. in plant science from the University of Massachusetts in 1979 and an M.S. in horticulture from The Ohio State University in 1981, he came to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University where he taught in the two-year and four-year programs, majors and non-majors, served as the undergraduate coordinator and even the interim director of the JC Raulston Arboretum.

He has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards and is frequently invited to speak at many workshops and symposia, about teaching as well as horticulture and gardening. Most importantly, he has been married for 45 years to his high school sweetheart, has two happily married daughters, and six incredible grandchildren. He is an avid gardener who has gardened in the same spot for more than 39 years with many stories, advice and passion to share with other gardeners regardless of their experience!

$60.00 for members, $75.00 for nonmembers.

Advance registration is required. Registration is available for in-person, on-site attendance and online attendance.

Registration is considered complete when payment is received. You will receive a confirmation receipt from notify@cashnet.com when registered.

Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Online and in person at the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Contact the JCRA Education Team at jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this program.