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December 1997 through May 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


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. Cliff Parks will offer some of his rarer plants for auction to benefit the Arboretum at the end of his lecture. Call 919-515-3132 for information.

21 January, 1999 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Kim Hawks: Keeping Your Garden Fresh
159 Kilgore Hall (moved from 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.

23 January, 1999 (Sat.) – Seasons of the Perennial Border – Winter
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
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 Winter perennials. This is part of an ongoing series, 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 cost is only $20.00 a session. To register, use the form at the end of this calendar, or call 919-515-3132 for further information.

1 February, 1999 (Monday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
John Grimshaw: The Joy of Plant Hunting
159 Kilgore Hall (moved from 3712 Bostian Hall) on NCSU Campus
7:30 pm
Free to members, $5.00 non-members
A special Monday night lecture to hear Englishman John Grimshaw talk about his extensive travels around the world looking for plants.

7 February, 1999 (Sunday) – Prunus Mume Festival, Garden of Winter Delights
Come to the Winter Garden to see the delights of winter gardening, especially the Prunus mumes, one of JC's favorites. Drop by anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for finger food, drinks and a look at the Arboretum in winter. Call Jonathan Nyberg, 919-515-3132.

18 March, 1999 (Thursday) – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Geoff Needham: The Case for Plant Patenting
Let's be honest, the practice of plant patenting is not highly regarded by many in the Arboretum's sphere. Some blame patenting for stopping the sharing of plants. It must be a bad thing, right? Enter Geoff Needham, who makes his living by helping breeders patent and market their plants. He makes a persuasive case in favor of patenting. Come hear him talk, ask questions, tell him your greatest fears and worst horror stories and see if he can change your mind. But most importantly, come to this lecture to get the facts on patenting, trademarks and other necessities of the business of plants in 1999. Free to members, $5.00 non-members. 3712 Bostian Hall on NCSU Campus. 7:30 p.m. Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

28 March, 1999 (Sunday) – Fearrington Symposium
2:00 p.m.-5:00 pm
Save the date. Look for more details in the winter calendar.

2 May, 1999 (Sunday) – Gala in the Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum
15, 16 January, 1999 (Fri. Sat.) – Green and Growin' Show, Winston-Salem, NC. Contact North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, Bill Wilder, 919-266-3322.


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.

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 January, 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.

16 January, 1999 (Sat.) – Tony Avent: Wild and Wonderful – A Teaser of New and Wonderful Perennials for Your 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.

20 February, 1999 (Sat.) – Pat McNeal. Rock Garden Society meeting, 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC. Contact Barbara Scott, 919-859-6703, for further information.

2,3 March, 1999 (Tues.Wed.) – Davidson Horticultural Symposium . "Personal Edens...Creating Unique Spaces In Southern Gardens." 15th Annual, and still one of the best. Speakers include former Arboretum diva Kim Tripp, Kurt Blumel, Peggy Cornett, Julie Moir Messervy, Renee Shepherd and Craig Tufts. For further info: Davidson Horticultural Symposium, PO Box 1145, Davidson, NC 28036, phone: 704-892-3665.

20 March, 1999 (Sat.) – Gwen Kelaidis. Rock Garden Society meeting, 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC. Contact Barbara Scott, 919-859-6703, for further information. Reserve this date – more information later.

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