Frost in May?

A frost/freeze warning has been issued for Durham County (and most of NC) for Sunday morning. Temperatures may dip close to or below freezing. If you’ve already planted summer annuals, warm season vegetables, or eagerly await blossoms on fruit trees or ornamentals that typically flower later in spring or summer, you will want to protect them before dark on Saturday.

Extension master gardeners in Buncombe County, NC posted an excellent article this morning about the nuances of a late frost, plants at risk, and actions gardeners can take to minimize damage from late frosts. The article was written by Alyson Arnold, Buncombe County’s consumer horticulture agent, and the advice holds up for Central North Carolina, too. Follow this link to read the article.