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2006 Calendar of Events

Event listings are available in two formats. For a chronological listing, please select the All tab below. For a traditional calendar view, select any of the monthly tabs below.

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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2006. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Cercis and Buddleja Breeding Efforts at the JCRA"
Denny Werner, Director
January 12, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Some Like It Hot: Sizzling Tropical Plants for Containers and Borders"
Pam Baggett, Singing Springs Nursery, Cedar Grove, North Carolina
January 26, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 12, 2006 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
"Tissue Culture of Phalaenopsis Orchid Seed and Seedlings"
Denny Werner, Director
February 25, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Looking for Linnaea: Geographic Stories in the Flora of North Carolina"
Peter White, Ph.D., Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden
March 2, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Day Tripping to White Pines Nature Preserve
March 4, 2006 (Saturday) – 12:00 PM–4:30 PM

Camellia Display and Floral Design Show at the JCRA
Sponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the Raleigh Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State
March 11, 2006 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshops
Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
March 11, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
March 11, 2006 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Blueberries for the Home Garden"
James Ballington, Professor, NC State University
March 16, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
March 24, 2006 (Friday) – 7:30 AM–9:00 PM – Entries Accepted
March 25, 2006 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
March 26, 2006 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition
"First in Flight: Birds and Butterflies of the Outer Banks"
Jeffrey S. Pippen, Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Durham, North Carolina
March 24, 2006 (Friday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

April

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Botanical Bounty of Australia and New Zealand"
Pat McCracken, Zebulon, North Carolina
April 6, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 8, 2006 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 9, 2006 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Espalier Workshop
"The Art of Espalier"
Lee Calhoun
April 15, 2006 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"In Search of the Horticultural Big Five – A Horticultural Journey through South Africa"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
April 20, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
April 22, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM–6:30 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
Celebrating the JC Raulston Arboretum's 30th Anniversary
May 7, 2006 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening Down Under; Gardens of Australia and New Zealand"
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
May 11, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

June

A Cut Flower Education (Seminar)
June 17, 2006 (Saturday) – 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

A Cut Flower Education (Flower Show)
Sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and National Garden Club
A Small Standard Flower Show
June 17, 2006 (Saturday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
June 18, 2006 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–4:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum Summerfest
Sponsored by the Wake County Extension Service and the JCRA
June 24, 2006 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Dollars to Dong-Bahts – In Search of Great Plants in North Vietnam and Thailand"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
September 7, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum 30th Anniversary Symposium
"Plan – and plant for a better world"
September 22, 2006 (Friday) – 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
September 23, 2006 (Saturday) – 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
September 24, 2006 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–6:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 23, 2006 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 24, 2006 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
September 30, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
October 1, 2006 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Show and Tell"
Various
October 5, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 7, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Celebrate North Carolina Wines
October 8, 2006 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
Denny Werner, Director
October 21, 2006 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Outstanding Ornamentals from the Far East"
Rick Crowder, Hawksridge Nursery
October 26, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Trees, Air, Soil, and Water"
Guy Meilleur, Better Tree Care
October 28, 2006 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Arboriculture Workshop
"Best Practices Grow Better Trees"
Guy Meilleur, Better Tree Care
October 28, 2006 (Saturday) – 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Heirloom Seed Catalogs: Reflections on our Horticultural Past"
Denny Werner, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
November 2, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Soil Preparation for Water Conservation"
Stu Warren, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
November 16, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

December

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 3, 2006 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by Alan MacIntyre
"A Virtual Tour of the Oak Genus"
Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, Illinois
December 10, 2006 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by Alan MacIntyre
"The Artistic Morphology of Trees"
Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, Illinois
December 10, 2006 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening on the Edge: Latest Trends in Horticulture"
Bryce Lane, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
December 14, 2006 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

January 2006

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Cercis and Buddleja Breeding Efforts at the JCRA"
Denny Werner, Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Some Like It Hot: Sizzling Tropical Plants for Containers and Borders"
Pam Baggett, Singing Springs Nursery, Cedar Grove, North Carolina
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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February 2006

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A Walk in the Winter Garden
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Propagation Workshop
"Tissue Culture of Phalaenopsis Orchid Seed and Seedlings"
Denny Werner, Director
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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March 2006

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Looking for Linnaea: Geographic Stories in the Flora of North Carolina"
Peter White, Ph.D., Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Day Tripping to White Pines Nature Preserve
12:00 PM-4:30 PM

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Camellia Display and Floral Design Show at the JCRA
Sponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the Raleigh Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State
8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Hypertufa Trough Workshops
Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Hypertufa Trough Workshops
Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Blueberries for the Home Garden"
James Ballington, Professor, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 AM-9:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition
"First in Flight: Birds and Butterflies of the Outer Banks"
Jeffrey S. Pippen, Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Durham, North Carolina
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-5:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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April 2006

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Botanical Bounty of Australia and New Zealand"
Pat McCracken, Zebulon, North Carolina
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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15
Espalier Workshop
"The Art of Espalier"
Lee Calhoun
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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20
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"In Search of the Horticultural Big Five – A Horticultural Journey through South Africa"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:30 AM-6:30 PM

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30

May 2006

Sun.

Mon.

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Gala in the Garden
Celebrating the JC Raulston Arboretum's 30th Anniversary
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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10

11
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening Down Under; Gardens of Australia and New Zealand"
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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June 2006

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A Cut Flower Education (Seminar)
8:30 AM-4:00 PM


A Cut Flower Education (Flower Show)
Sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and National Garden Club
A Small Standard Flower Show
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

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A Cut Flower Education (Flower Show)
Sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and National Garden Club
A Small Standard Flower Show
12:00 PM-4:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Summerfest
Sponsored by the Wake County Extension Service and the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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30

July 2006

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August 2006

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September 2006

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Dollars to Dong-Bahts – In Search of Great Plants in North Vietnam and Thailand"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22
JC Raulston Arboretum 30th Anniversary Symposium
"Plan – and plant for a better world"
3:00 PM-9:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum 30th Anniversary Symposium
"Plan – and plant for a better world"
7:30 AM-5:00 PM


Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum 30th Anniversary Symposium
"Plan – and plant for a better world"
12:00 PM-6:00 PM


Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

October 2006

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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5
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Show and Tell"
Various
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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7
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM

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Celebrate North Carolina Wines
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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12

13

14

15

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Propagation Workshop
Denny Werner, Director
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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26
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Outstanding Ornamentals from the Far East"
Rick Crowder, Hawksridge Nursery
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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28
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Trees, Air, Soil, and Water"
Guy Meilleur, Better Tree Care
10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Arboriculture Workshop
"Best Practices Grow Better Trees"
Guy Meilleur, Better Tree Care
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

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31

November 2006

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Heirloom Seed Catalogs: Reflections on our Horticultural Past"
Denny Werner, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Soil Preparation for Water Conservation"
Stu Warren, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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December 2006

Sun.

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Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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7

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9

10
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by Alan MacIntyre
"A Virtual Tour of the Oak Genus"
Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, Illinois
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by Alan MacIntyre
"The Artistic Morphology of Trees"
Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, Illinois
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

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12

13

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening on the Edge: Latest Trends in Horticulture"
Bryce Lane, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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