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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and Welcome Reception for Ted Bilderback

"Tropicalismo!"
Pam Baggett, Garden Writer

February 5, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

There's no denying it: the East Coast rivals the tropics when summer temperatures soar. From tiny jewel-like cupheas to towering bananas, tropical plants stretch the garden's textural palette to its limits, while also pushing color boundaries with their often incendiary tones. Popular tropicals like elephant ears and coleus provide months of tantalizing color and texture, but there are many other, lesser-known selections that can give gardens that island look (and without costing you an ocean's worth of water). From grasses and vines to radiant foliage and flowering plants, tropicals prove that heat and humidity are assets when you choose the right plants!

Welcome Reception for Ted Bilderback

You are cordially invited to a reception to welcome the JC Raulston Arboretum's new
interim director, Ted Bilderback. The reception begins at 7:00 PM.

Cost: Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.

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