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2009 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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  • November
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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2009. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Ernest "Chinese" Wilson's Plant Introductions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 6, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Permeable Pavement"
Fred Adams, Fred Adams Paving Co.
January 8, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Well's Natural Gardens: Photos and Prose"
Thomas Wentworth, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant Biology, NC State University
January 22, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Architecture"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 3, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

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

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"Beyond Dwarf Alberta: Conifers for the Smaller Garden"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 15, 2009 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 15, 2009 (Sunday) – 1:00:01 PM–4:00 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols"
Roy Dicks, Writer
March 5, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Nothing but Needles: Pines and Their Relatives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 10, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Triangle Camellia Society Show
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society and the Raleigh Garden Club
With a Small Standard Flower Show Presented by the Raleigh Garden Club
March 14, 2009 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA
"This One's for the Birds: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden"
Bryce Lane, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
March 19, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
March 19, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
March 20, 2009 (Friday) – 7:30 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
March 21, 2009 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
March 22, 2009 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
March 28, 2009 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

April

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Maintaining a Beautiful, Low-input Lawn in 2009"
Rich Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Crop Science Department, NC State University
April 2, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

JCRA Arborfest
Sponsored by the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, Horticultural Science Urban Horticulture Program, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
April 4, 2009 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Agaves, Yuccas, and Other Woody Lilies"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 14, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Masochistic Gardening—The Trials, Tribulations, and Painful Pleasures of Growing Woody Lilies and Their Companions in the Carolinas"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
April 16, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 18, 2009 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 19, 2009 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
May 3, 2009 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Flowers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 5, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Genius of Charles Darwin: From Natural History to a New Biology"
William Kimler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, NC State University
May 21, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Raleigh Rose Society's Rose Show
Sponsored by the Raleigh Rose Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 23, 2009 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
May 30, 2009 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

June

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bonsai—Art Expressed in Nature"
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
June 4, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 4, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
June 6, 2009 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
June 7, 2009 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Plantsmen's Tour
"A Few of My Not-so-favorite Things"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 9, 2009 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
New Date
"Darwin and the Beagle: Voyage of Discovery"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
June 11, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
"Annuals, Tropicals, and Tender Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
July 14, 2009 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

August

Plantsmen's Tour
"The East Arboretum"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 11, 2009 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plants from NZ (and A to M, too)"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director, JCRA
September 3, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Roses and Relatives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
September 8, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Five Deer-Resistant and Drought-Hardy Gardens"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
September 17, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
September 19, 2009 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 20, 2009 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
September 19, 2009 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 20, 2009 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 3, 2009 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Looking Back"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director
October 6, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Green Industry Reunion
Sponsored by Pender Nursery, Inc.
October 9, 2009 (Friday) – 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Biltmore Estate Adventure: Exploring the Past and Present"
Brian E. Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
October 29, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

November

Garden Writing Workshop
Canceled
"Inspired Garden Writing for a Word-weary World"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
November 7, 2009 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
November 8, 2009 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Fall Flowers"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
November 10, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Flora of China: An International Project to Describe China's 31,500 Plant Species in 50 Volumes and 25 Years"
Nicholas Turland, Co-director, Flora of China Project, Missouri Botanical Garden
November 19, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

December

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
And Book Launch
"Chlorophyll In His Veins: J. C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador"
Bobby Ward, Ph.D., and Roy Dicks, Authors
December 3, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 6, 2009 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Scents"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 8, 2009 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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6
Plantsmen's Tour
"Ernest "Chinese" Wilson's Plant Introductions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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8
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Permeable Pavement"
Fred Adams, Fred Adams Paving Co.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Well's Natural Gardens: Photos and Prose"
Thomas Wentworth, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant Biology, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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February 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Architecture"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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5
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and Welcome Reception for Ted Bilderback
"Tropicalismo!"
Pam Baggett, Garden Writer
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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10

11

12

13

14

15
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"Beyond Dwarf Alberta: Conifers for the Smaller Garden"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


A Walk in the Winter Garden
1:00:01 PM-4:00 PM

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March 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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4

5
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols"
Roy Dicks, Writer
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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9

10
Plantsmen's Tour
"Nothing but Needles: Pines and Their Relatives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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12

13

14
Triangle Camellia Society Show
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society and the Raleigh Garden Club
With a Small Standard Flower Show Presented by the Raleigh Garden Club
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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16

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18

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA
"This One's for the Birds: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden"
Bryce Lane, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30:01 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, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 AM-6:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 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, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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April 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Maintaining a Beautiful, Low-input Lawn in 2009"
Rich Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Crop Science Department, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

3

4
JCRA Arborfest
Sponsored by the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, Horticultural Science Urban Horticulture Program, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14
Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Agaves, Yuccas, and Other Woody Lilies"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

15

16
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Masochistic Gardening—The Trials, Tribulations, and Painful Pleasures of Growing Woody Lilies and Their Companions in the Carolinas"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

17

18
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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25

26

27

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30

May 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Gala in the Garden
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

4

5
Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Flowers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

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20

21
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Genius of Charles Darwin: From Natural History to a New Biology"
William Kimler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

22

23
Raleigh Rose Society's Rose Show
Sponsored by the Raleigh Rose Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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26

27

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30
Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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June 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bonsai—Art Expressed in Nature"
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30:01 PM-9:00 PM

5

6
Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

7
Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

8

9
Plantsmen's Tour
"A Few of My Not-so-favorite Things"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

10

11
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
New Date
"Darwin and the Beagle: Voyage of Discovery"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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13

14

15

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17

18

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30

July 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14
Plantsmen's Tour
"Annuals, Tropicals, and Tender Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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21

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August 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3

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10

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Plantsmen's Tour
"The East Arboretum"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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September 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plants from NZ (and A to M, too)"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director, JCRA
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4

5

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Roses and Relatives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Five Deer-Resistant and Drought-Hardy Gardens"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

18

19
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Garden Conservancy's Open Days
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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


Garden Conservancy's Open Days
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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October 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM

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5

6
Plantsmen's Tour
"Looking Back"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

7

8

9
Green Industry Reunion
Sponsored by Pender Nursery, Inc.
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Biltmore Estate Adventure: Exploring the Past and Present"
Brian E. Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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31

November 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7
Garden Writing Workshop
Canceled
"Inspired Garden Writing for a Word-weary World"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

8
Garden Writing Workshop
Canceled
"Inspired Garden Writing for a Word-weary World"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

9

10
Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Fall Flowers"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Flora of China: An International Project to Describe China's 31,500 Plant Species in 50 Volumes and 25 Years"
Nicholas Turland, Co-director, Flora of China Project, Missouri Botanical Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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21

22

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25

26

27

28

29

30

December 2009

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
And Book Launch
"Chlorophyll In His Veins: J. C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador"
Bobby Ward, Ph.D., and Roy Dicks, Authors
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4

5

6
Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Scents"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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