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Gardening: April 2018

Gardening: April 2018
April 2018

Tip: Now that temps are consistently above 55 degrees, it’s safe to plant your warm-season bulbs (and bulb-like plants). Gladiolus, cannas, lilies, and dahlias will bloom right on through to fall.


Dig It: What’s happening this month?

April 7

Native Plant Festival

Shop for native plants while learning from the pros via demos and exhibits and enjoying food and music. Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Dr., Moncks Corner. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 festival & park admission.

April 9

CHS Lecture

Lloyd Traven of Pennsylvania’s Peace Tree Farm speaks at the Charleston Horticultural Society’s monthly lecture. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10; free for member.

April 13 & 14


Charleston Horticultural Society’s massive plant sale begins with Friday’s Plantasia Eve Party, when guests can shop while enjoying live entertainment, food, and wine. Old Towne Creek County Park, 1400 Old Towne Rd. Friday: 5:30-7:30 p.m., $50; $40 member. Saturday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free.

April 21

Plants for the Earth

Clemson Extension and the Tri-County Master Gardeners’ Earth Day event offers a plant sale, plus lectures on landscaping with native species, container gardening, and more. Clemson Coastal Education & Research Center, 2685 Savannah Hwy. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 lectures; free sale.