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May 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


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

9 May, 1998 (Saturday) – Spring Garden Tour to benefit Arboretum
The Federated Garden Clubs of North Carolina in Wake and Franklin Counties will sponsor a Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 9th to benefit the education center of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU. Six private gardens will be open to the public from 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM. More information is here.

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

9 July, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
David Creech: New Plants, New Plans
Director of the Stephen F. Austin University Arboretum will show us some of those new Mexican and Texan plants that seem to be finding their way to all corners of the gardening world.
Free to members, $5.00 non-members
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

22 July, 1998 (Wednesday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Nigel Dunnett : Dynamic Planting – the 'new wave' of planting design with perennials and annuals in the UK and Europe."
English plantsman Nigel Dunnett has generously agreed to give us a talk on his way to Cullowhee. Don't miss out!
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

10 August, 1998 (Monday) – Candidate for Director of the JC Raulston
David Michener
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus - free to all
8:00 pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

Some URLs so you can do your homework (thanks to Viv Finkelstein for finding these)

http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1996/jul/07-31-96/news/nof/news7nof.html
http://mbg.arborlink.com/infodesk/plantid.html
http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/U_Record/Issues98/Jun24_98/garden.htm
http://www.mobot.org/AABGA/conference/sessions.html
http://cgsweb.cgu.edu/inst/rsa/research/02-part.htm (Arnold Arboretum)
http://www.umich.edu/~inqueery/newsletter/1-16-98

13 August, 1998 (Thursday) – Candidate for Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum
Robert Lyons
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus - free to all
8:00 pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

Some URLs so you can do your homework (thanks to Viv Finkelstein for finding these)

http://www.hort.vt.edu/faculty/lyons/index.html
http://www.hort.vt.edu/VTHG/meetus/meetus.html
http://www.hort.vt.edu/VTHG/expansion/expansion.html
http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/envirohort/factsheets2/annperbulb/aug93pr4.html
http://www.bsi.vt.edu/LifeSci/lectures/lect11.html
http://www.hort.vt.edu/VTHG/
http://www.hort.vt.edu/VTHG/volunteers/volunteers.html

17 September, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Neal Rassman: Japanese and Chinese Gardens: A Contrast
Japanese gardens seem to be everywhere, but just try and find a Chinese garden to visit. Charleston, SC landscape architect Neal Rassman will use his twenty years experience of teaching, travelling and designing to help us understand the differences between these two types of gardens.
Free to members, $5.00 non-members.
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

4 October, 1998 (Sunday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Harry Jans: My Rock Garden, Alpine Houses and Cold Frames Throughout the Year
Co-sponsored with Piedmont Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society
Free to all
2:00 pm
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

6 November, 1998 (Friday) – Special Lecture and Plant Auction to
Dr. Michael Dirr has generously agreed to lecture to help raise money for the Education Center. Not only that, but he is personally bringing dozens of hand-picked plants from Georgia for us to sell at a benefit auction! Save the date and look in the next Calendar of Events for further details.

7 November, 1998 (Saturday) – Propagation Workshop with Dr.
At the Arboretum. Don't miss this opportunity to spend 3 hours with Dr. Dirr talking about what he knows best, woody plants and their propagation.

Limited to 20 people per session. Geared for the nursery professional but open to everyone. $50.00 per session. Make check payable to NC Agriculture Foundation, and mail to: JC Raulston Arboretum, Dirr Workshop, Box 7609, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695. Indicate session preference. Phone 919-515-3132 for information.

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.

7 February, 1999 (Sunday) – Prunus Mume Festival, Garden of Winter Delights
JC Raulston Arboretum. Save the date, details later.


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.

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

16-17 May, 1998 (Saturday, Sunday) – Charlotte, NC Gardener's Garden Tour. Benefitting Wing Haven Foundation, featuring seven Charlotte gardens. $25.00, Contact Wing Haven, 704-331-0664.

23 May, 1998 (Saturday) – Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. Open house at Tufton Farm, HQ and nursery facility. Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, 804-984-9821.

17-21 June, 1998 – American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta 1998 Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Contact: AABGA, 610-925-2500.

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.

11-12 September, 1998 (Fri., Sat.) – Regional AABGA, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA. Bringing the Past to the Present: Contemporary Issues in Historic Gardens and Campuses. 804-984-9836.

19 September, 1998 (Sat.) – Richie Bell: North Carolina's Native Perennials. Rock Garden Society meeting, 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

24 October, 1998 (Sat.) – Scott Ogden: Irids and Amaryllids for the Southern Rock Garden. Rock Garden Society meeting, 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

21 November, 1998 (Sat.) – Linda Watson and Roy Dicks: Cyber-gardening – Horticultural Resources on the Internet. Rock Garden Society meeting, 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

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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