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August 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


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

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 information.

12 September, 1998 (Saturday)
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman: Seasons of the Perennial Border
$20.00 a session.
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
This class will provide an in-depth view of the Arboretum perennial borders as presented by co-curators Douglas and Edith. They will lead, at most, 20 people through the borders, discussing identification and culture of the significant perennials of September. This will be an ongoing series, about eight sessions/year, that will allow you to learn perennial gardening from the two people who are on everybody's list of the most knowledgeable gardeners/designers. Do not pass up these chances to "pick the brains" of Douglas and Edith. Fees from the classes will be used to buy plants and supplies for the perennial borders at the Arboretum.
The next class is October 17, 1998.
Look to future calendars for further dates.
To register, use the form, or call 919-515-3132 for further information.

17 September, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Neal Rassman: Japanese and Chinese Gardens: A Contrast
Free to members, $5.00 non-members.
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
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.
Call 919-515-3132 for information.

19 September, 1998 (Saturday) – District 10 Garden Club Tour
Tickets are $10, and will be available in advance from garden club members and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event at the Arboretum. For more information, call 919-787-2293 or 919-787-9852.

3 October, 1998 (Saturday) – Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
At the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 a.m. sharp – do not be late!
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 a.m. Phone 919-515-3132 for further information.

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

17 October, 1998 (Saturday)
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman: Seasons of the Perennial Border
$20.00 a session.
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
See this calendar, September 12, for complete description. Phone 919-515-3132 for further information.

22 October, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Douglas Ruhren: Combining Elements of Garden Design for the Best Effect
Free to members, $5.00 non-members
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
This lecture will teach you how Douglas combines color, texture and form to create his distinctive gardens. Call 919-515-3132 for information.

6 November, 1998 (Friday) – Special Lecture and Plant Auction
Dr. Michael Dirr: In Praise of Plantsmen
$10.00 members, $20.00 non-members
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 p.m.
Dr. Dirr's talk will be about, "Those who have walked the garden path, those presently trundling, and those yet to leave deep footprints. The men and women, their contributions, plants, literature, passion and indomitable spirit." Wow! I can't wait to hear that talk. And, it's a special 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! Tony Avent has agreed to be the auctioneer, so you know its going to be a fun, memorable evening. As an added bonus, Dr. Dirr has agreed to sign copies of the newest edition (published this fall) of his woody plants bible, "The Manuel of Woody Plants", which we will be selling. No need to pre-register, pay at the door. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Call 919-515-3132 for information.

Complete schedule for Michael Dirr special lecture:

7 November, 1998 (Saturday) – Propagation Workshop with Dr. Michael Dirr
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. Use registration form with 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.

5 December, 1997 – Holiday Decorations Workshop with Kathleen Thompson
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Room 102, Horticultural Science Greenhouses on NCSU campus
$50
Talented Kathleen is once again donating her time to help you make either a decorated wreath or a fresh table-top arrangement just in time for the holiday season. The $50 fee includes all decorating materials, coffee and good food in the morning. Map will be sent with confirmation letter. Use this form to sign up early to ensure getting a jump on those pesky holiday decorating needs. Phone 919-515-3132 if you need further information.

10 December, 1998 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cliff Parks: Horticultural Processing of New Plant Introductions
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Free to members, $5.00 non-members
Botanist, Explorer, Plantsman, respected UNC professor Cliff Parks will offer his views of what we should be doing with plants once they are brought back from foreign soil. Call 919-515-3132 for information.

21 January, 1999 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Kim Hawks: Keeping Your Garden Fresh
3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Free to members, $5.00 non-members
The care and maintenance of native perennials. A lot of emphasis is placed on what plants to put into your garden, but perhaps not enough placed on how to keep them looking good. Niche Garden owner and gardener Kim Hawks will tell us her thoughts about how to keep your garden looking fresh. Call 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 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.

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. Contact Barbara Scott, 919-859-6703, for further information.

25-26 September, 1998 (Fri., Sat.) – NCAN Charlotte Trade Show. Charlotte, NC. Contact: Bill Wilder, 919-266-3322.

1-3 October, 1998 (Thur. – Sat.) – AABGA Southeast Regional Meeting, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia, South Carolina. For more information contact Palmer Krantz III, 803-779-8717, ext. 1101.

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. Contact Barbara Scott, 919-859-6703, for further information.

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. Contact Barbara Scott, 919-859-6703, for further information.

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. Nancy Goodwin, Tony Avent, 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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