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February 1998 through February 1999 Calendar of Events

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.

Important: Beginning with the Friends of the Arboretum lecture on 2-19-98, there will be a $5.00 fee for non-members. The lectures will continue to be free to those with current membership. Please bring your membership card. We will have a current membership list at the door should you need a replacement card. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. Entrance is free to all NC State students with ID.

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.

See earlier calendar


19 February, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Dennis Werner: Ornamental Plant Breeding at NCSU: Plant Chimeras and Variegation.
NCSU professor and home gardener Dennis Werner is changing his research from peach breeding 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.

19 March, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
C. Ritchie Bell: Native Perennials
Former NC Botanical Garden director and native plant guru before natives were cool, C. Ritchie Bell will distill his years of experience to show us the best native perennials for the garden.
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
8:00 pm
919-515-3132 for directions or information.

21 March, 1998 (Saturday) – A Garden Symposium at Fearrington Village
Featuring Dan Hinkley, Chip Calloway, Bobby Ward and Linda Watson. More information.

16 April, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Tony Avent: Korea Revisited
Tony recently returned from Korea, retracing footprints from JC's 1985 Korean expedition, while making some of his own.
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
8:00pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

18-19 April, 1998 (Saturday and Sunday) – Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
A fund raiser for the Horticulture Honor Society

3 May, 1998 (Sunday) – Gala in the Garden. JC Raulston Arboretum

14 May, 1998 (Thursday) – JC Raulston Arboretum Workshop
Edith Eddleman and Doug Ruhren: Propagation and Design with Herbacious Perennials
Back by popular demand, this all day workshop at the Arboretum features Doug talking about and demonstating popagation techniques in the morning. After lunch, Edith will discuss perennial design allowing plenty of time to walk through the perennial borders with both Edith and Doug.
Send $60.00 (includes lunch) to: JC Raulston Arboretum, Perennial Workshop, Box 7609, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695. Make checks payable to the NC Ag Foundation. Call 919-515-3132 for further information.

June 6 and 7, 1998 – JC Raulston Arboretum Tour

Private Gardens of Asheville

Led by:

Catherine Maxwell, Development Director
Jonathan Nyberg, Arboretum Staff
More details are here

Fall 1998 – JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. Michael Dirr. Date and topic to be announced.

1 February, 1999 (Monday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
John Grimshaw: The Joy of Plant Hunting
A special Monday night lecture to hear Englishman John Grimshaw talk about his extensive travels around the world looking for plants.
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus.
8:00pm.
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.


Other Horticultural Events

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

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

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

21 February, 1998 – Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium. This year's theme is, "North Carolina Gardening." Speakers include Arboretum All-Stars Suzanne Edney and Doug Ruhren. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Guilford Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC 27405. Contact Jeanette Windham 336-643-5677 for more information.

3-4 March, 1998 – Davidson Horticultural Symposium. "Pushing the Boundaries: Expanding Our Design and Plant Palette"14th annual, always one of the best and this year is no exception. See TV stars Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, along with Colston Burrell, Steve Frowine and Klaus Jelitto. Davidson College, Davidson, NC. Call 704-892-3665 for information.

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

9 May 1998 – District 10 of the Garden Club of North Carolina, Spring Garden Tour (more information)

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.

29-31 Janurary, 1999 – Midwinter Musings: A Garden of Pleasant Flowers. Eastern Winter Study Weekend. Presented by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, RTP, NC. I guess one advantage of planning so far ahead is getting a great speakers list, including Nancy Goodwin, Richard Dufresne, John Grimshaw, Milo Pyne, Nick Turland, Will McLewin, Jack Elliot and Dan Hinkley. For further information contact Bobby J. Ward, 919-781-3291, e-mail: biblio@pagesZ.net.

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