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Fall/Winter/Spring 1997/1998 Announcements Calendar


See earlier calendar

Arboretum sponsored events listed in bold type
NOTE - For those of you who have never been to a Friends lecture, try it, you'll like it. Lectures are easy to find with ample lighted parking about 200 feet from the door. We have drawings for many free wonderful plants at every lecture. Come early to socialize and enjoy coffee and cookies before the lectures.

This listing also includes events that may be of interest to our members. To list your event on future calenders call Jonathan Nyberg, 919-515-3132, or mail to The JC Raulston Arboretum, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695.


20 September 1997
Todd Lasseigne: Potential Great Plants for a Southern Garden
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC
If you missed Todd's Friends of the Arboretum lecture last spring, don't let it happen again. It's better than a five family garage sale!

25 September 1997
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Richard Olson and Elizabeth Smith - Internal Delights
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Arboretum workers and NC State students Richard Olson and Elizabeth Smith will delight and enlighten us on their recent internships. Richard returned inspired by Heronswood Nursery, WA. Elizabeth was the recipient of the Arboretum work/travel scholarship that allowed her to travel all summer to gardens in England. Come hear them speak before they are so famous we can't afford them! Call 919-515-3132 if you need directions or have questions.

27 September 1997
A Fall Garden Tour
If you want to take a peek at some fabulous private gardens and help build the Arboretum Education Center then this tour is for you. Generously sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of NC in Wake and Franklin Counties, this is a drive-it-yourself tour highlighting six gardens in the Raleigh and Cary area. Advance tickets and maps are available from members of the federated garden clubs for $10.00 before September 20. Call Anne Clapp at 787-9852 to identify club members in your neighborhood. Tickets may also be purchased at the Arboretum, September 20 and 22-26 from 10:00 am til 1:30 pm, or on the 27th at any of the participating gardens. The price is then $15.00. The gardens are:

  1. The Alexander Garden: 365 Meredith St. Raleigh, NC

  2. The Taylor Garden: 609 S. Lakeside Dr. Raleigh, NC

  3. The Thompson Garden: 119 Ravenna Way, Raleigh, NC

  4. The Edney Garden: 1004 Kelly Rd. Apex, NC

  5. The Sherwood Garden: 103 Cedarcliff Ct. Cary, NC

  6. The Harville Garden: 104 Berklands Dr. Cary, NC

27-28 September 1997
Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
9 am - 4 pm Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm Sunday
Woodies, perennials, grasses, fall annuals and select and unusual plants are their specialty. Get out early to the JC Raulston Arboretum for the best quality plants.

3-4 October 1997
Cheekwood Perennials Conference
Nashville, TN
Call: 615-460-9676.

4 October 1997
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
9:00 am sharp at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Bring containers to carry all your treasures. Please bring your membership card if you can find it. If not, come early and we can give you another one that morning. Family memberships and above are entitled to two membership cards. If your membership has lapsed or you want to join for the first time, we will be selling memberships starting at 8:00 am. Do not be late! Call: 919-515-3132.
(see the list of plants to be distributed)

5-8 October 1997
Southern Regional Conference of the International Plant Propagator's Society Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
Contact: David Morgan 817-882-4148.

8-12 October 1997
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary - Fall Shop Sale
Charlotte, NC
Call: 704-331-0664.

15-16 October 1997
Horticultural Therapy Symposium
North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Nancy Easterling 919-962-0522.

16 October 1997
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Edith Eddleman - Big, Bold and Bodacious
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Erase whatever trivial thing that might be on your calender for this evening. You do NOT want to miss Edith's first Friend's lecture in eight years. This is an encore performance of a talk that drew raves from participants at the recent Perennial Plant Association conference. Just to see her butterfly brooch is worth the trip to. Call 919-515-3132 additional information.

18 October 1997
Dee Johnson: The Expansion of the Sandhills Gardens
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC.

24-25 October 1997
Mid-South Native Plant Conference
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
Call: 901-680-9756.

25 October 1997
Arboretum Tour: Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Maymont
Interim Director Bryce Lane recently visited both of these gardens and came back so impressed that he insisted on leading an Arboretum tour. The bus tour will leave from the Arboretum at 7:00 am sharp and arrive at Lewis Ginter at 9:30 am. After a one hour guided tour, there will be plenty of time for wandering the garden. A box lunch can be eaten in the cafeteria or anywhere on the grounds. Around 1:00-1:30 pm we will leave for nearby Maymont, which is billed as "Richmond's Gilded Age Treasure on the James River." Features include renovated Japanese and Italian gardens, a mature arboretum with state champion trees, and a restored turn-of-the-century mansion. We'll leave Maymont around 5:00 pm, arriving back at the Arboretum at 7:30 pm. Join Bryce Lane and other arboretum staff on this excellent little fall outing to see some beautiful gardens practically in our own backyards. The tour fee is $45.00, which includes transportation from the Arboretum, lunch, snacks and entrance fees. Deadline for registration is October 8, 1997. Space is limited to 45 people so sign up as early as possible. Send $45.00 payable to the NC Agricultural Foundation along with your name, address and phone number to: Richmond Tour, The JC Raulston Arboretum, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC, 27695. Phone 919-515-3132.

28 October 1997
The Southern Garden: Beauty By Design Symposium
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, NC
Registration required. Call: 704-331-0664.

15 November 1997
Marion Jarvie: Flora of the Andes
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

18 November 1997
Growers and Retailers: Building More Profitable Businesses Together
JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC
JC was very keen on having the Arboretum more directly involved with the retail nursery industry. He saw that the Arboretum was in a position to act as a link between wholesale growers and retailers. With the JC Raulston Selections program, his vision has begun to take shape. This seminar, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Nurseryman, features marketing consultant Judy Sharpton from Georgia and nurseryman David Johnson from Johnson's Nursery. In the morning, Judy and David will explore ways people who sell plants can, with better marketing, make greater profits. David started the successful Monarch Collection campaign and has been insturmental with the JC Raulston Selections. In the afternoon, people will tour the Arboretum to see the JC Raulston Selection plants in the landscape and future prospects now being propagated in the greenhouse. The $20.00 fee includes lunch. The seminar is at the Arboretum, so enrollment is limited due to seating. Send $20.00 payable to the NC Agricultural Foundation to: Growers and Retailers Seminar, JC Raulston Arboretum, Box 7609, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC 27695.

18 November 1997
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Judy Sharpton - How to be the Best Friend of the Arboretum.
8:00 pm. Location to be announced
Horticultural marketing specialist Judy Sharpton will introduce the Friends to the concept behind the JC Raulston Selections program and tells how everyone can get involved. This program is a major new area for the arboretum. Staff member Jonathan Nyberg will show slides of the current JC Raulston Selections as well as give a peek to future possibilities.. Call 919-515-3132.

6 December 1997
Holiday Decorations Workshop with Kathleen Thompson
9:00 am-3:00 pm in Room 103 Kilgore Hall on NCSU campus
Talented Kathleen is once again donating her time to help you make a decorated wreath and a fresh table-top arrangement just in time for the holiday season. The $50 fee includes all decorating materials, coffee and goodies in the morning, and lunch. Enrollment is limited so this workshop will fill up quickly. Sign up early to ensure getting a jump on those pesky holiday decorating needs. Send $50 payable to the NC Agricultural Foundation along with your name, address and phone number to: Holiday Workshop, The JC Raulston Arboretum, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC, 27695. Phone 919-515-3132.

10 December 1997
Tree Workshop
JC Raulston Arboretum
Co-sponsored by the NC chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, this workshop features NC State Forestry Specialist Jim McGraw. Reserve this date now and look for more information in the next Arboretum Update.

31 January - 4 February 1998
ASHS Southern Region Annual Meeting
Little Rock, AK
Contact: Paul Smeal 540-552-4085.

19 February 1998
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dennis Werner - Ornamental Plant Breeding at NCSU
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Plant Chimeras and Variegation. NCSU Professor and home gardener Dennis Werner is changing his research from peach breeding (though he will continue to nurse current peach projects through the pipeline) to ornamental breeding. This is a fabulous development for the ornamentals program at NC State. Dennis will talk about his ornamental breeding program with an emphasis on the different basis for variegation in the plant world. 3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus. 8:00pm. 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

8-11 January 1998
NCAN "Green and Growin" Show
Winston-Salem, NC
Contact: Bill Wilder 919-266-3322.

17 January 1998
Doug Ruhen: Successful Plants That Grow at Montrose Gardens
10:00 am at the NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
Arboretum perennial border co-curator, Montrose gardener, and local gardening treasure Doug Ruhen at the Rock Garden Society meeting,

19-22 February 1998
Maymont Flower and Garden Show
Richmond, VA
Why drive all of the way to Philly when this show is so close and developing into a top notch flower show. Last year's show was dedicated to the memory of JC Raulston. Edith Eddleman is speaking this year. Phone 804-358-7166 ext. 314.

21 February 1998
Cole Burrell: Gardening with Native Plants
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

21 March 1998
Darrell Probst: Epimediums
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

12-15 July 1998
95th ASHS Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
Contact: ASHS Headquarters, 703-836-4606.

5-9 August 1998
AAN/SNA Joint Convention and Trade Show
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Danny Summers, 770-973-9026.

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