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Raulston Blooms!

April 6, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

This year a new garden festival for the whole family joins an already popular JCRA line up. Now visitors to the annual Spring Plant Sale and Bird House Competition can enjoy food, fun, garden vendors, and educational demos at Raulston Blooms!, a day-long spring celebration on the Arboretum's grounds. From garden, cooking, and health lectures and demonstrations and art and crafts for sale, there'll be something for everyone who loves gardens and growing things on this special Saturday at JCRA. There'll be lots of food—including NC State's own ice cream!

The star of the show, however, will be the Arboretum. As trees begin to leaf out and shrubs burst into flower, early April is a delightful time to discover the beauties of the JCRA.

Let Raulston Blooms! draw you into one of the region's most beautiful gardens and green spaces for a fun-filled, educational day.

Schedule of Activities

10:00 AM   Denny Werner, Ph.D., NC State   Plant breeding
  Aaron Cziraky, Rex Welness Center   Walking exercise
10:30 AM   Lizzi Lathers, JCRA Research Technician   Container gardening
11:00 AM   Debbie Roos, Chatham County Extension   Pollinators
    Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid Waste Specialist, NC State   Vermiculture
  Pat Brothers, Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden   Container plants and vegetables
11:30 AM  Chelsea Mahn   Balloon sculptor
   Lizzi Lathers, JCRA Research Technician   Container ornamentals
12:00 PM   Aaron Cziraky, Rex Welness Center   Exercises for gardeners
  Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions   Hypertufa plantings
    Barry Barker   Cooking: tomato sauces
12:30 PM   Eric Eibelheuser   Vertical gardens
    Bob Davis   Chickens
1:00 PM   Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions   Hypertufa plantings
  Barry Barker   Eating from your backyard garden
1:30 PM   Bob Davis   Chickens in the back yard
  Eric Eibelheuser   Vertical gardens
2:00 PM   Ted Bilderback, JCRA Director   Pruning
  Pat Brothers, Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden   Container plants and vegetables
 Aaron Cziraky, Rex Welness Center   Walking exercise
         
All day   Gail Beasley   Gardening Q&A
  Charles Heatherley, N.C. State Beekeepers Association   Beekeeping
  Clyde Sorenson, Ph.D., NC State   Bugs in your yard
  John Gerwin, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences   Birds in your yard
  Mike Worthington, Worthington Farms   New plant introductions
  Dave Hutsell, Greenleaf Nursery   New plant introductions
  Rick Crowder, Hawksridge Farms   New plant introductions
       
Vendors    
  Dexter Covington   Garden sculptures
  Cheryl Hight   Porcelain painting
  Pat McCracken   Pottery
  Mary Margaret Steele   Painted silk scarves and notecards
  Mary Jo Stephenson   Bird feeders and garden art
       
Food    
  Agronomy Club   BBQ sandwiches, chips, and drinks
  Pre-Veterinary Medical Association   Baked goods
  Ag Institute   Hot dogs

Cost: Free.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-7007 for more information about this event.

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