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February 1999 through September 1999 Calendar of Events


For those of you who have never been to a Friends of the Arboretum (FOA) 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.

Very Important: The new standard location for FOA lectures is Room 159 Kilgore Hall.

Important: Friends of the Arboretum lectures are free to those with current membership. There will be a $5.00 fee for non-members. 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


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.

3 March, 1999 (Wed.) - Bob Lyons, Southern Spring Show, Charlotte, NC Merchandise Mart.
Bob will speak on garden photography on the horticultural stage at 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 800-849-0248 for information about the Southern Spring Show.

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.

24 March, 1999 (Weds.) - Meet Director Bob Lyons. Wilmington, NC
The location is TBA. Mark your calendars and watch for more information in the mail. You will receive updates and additional details about events in your area in the weeks ahead.

28 March, 1999 (Sun.) - Fearrington Symposium
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The high point of this rich and stimulating afternoon will be a one man virtuoso performance by Roy Dicks, taking you into the world of colorful British garden writer Beverly Nichols. This performance played to rave reviews at Kew Gardens and Dan Hinkley's Heronwood nursery. Roy single-handedly brought about a revival of Nichols that has culminated in the reprinting of five of Nichol's books. The afternoon also includes High Tea, southern style, as only Fearrington can serve, a tour of the Gardens and rare plant auction. Look for an invitation in the mail soon.

10 April, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman
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 the season. This is part of an ongoing series 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.

13, 20, 27 April; 4, 11, 18 May (Tuesdays) Art at the Arb: Botanical Illustation in Black and White
Cher Sweeney
Combine your interest in plants with keen observation skills and drawing instruction to create botanical illustrations. Students will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, pen and ink, and tone while building a solid foundation for further study of plants in color. Cher has an extensive background as a botanical illustrator and in teaching botanical illustration. Classes will be in the brick building classroom at the Arb from 9:30 a.m. til noon. 12 students maximum and 6 minimum. $60 non-members, $50 members. To register, use the form at the end of this calendar, or call 919-515-3132 for further information.

14 April, 1999 (Weds.) - Arboretum Open House
For NCSU faculty staff and students.

15 April, 1999 (Thurs.) - Meet Director Bob Lyons. Asheville, NC
The home of Peter and Jasmin Gentling. Mark your calendars and watch for more information in the mail. You will receive updates and additional details about events in your area in the weeks ahead.

22 April, 1999 (Thurs.) - Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Susan Little and Bob Peter: What in the world were you thinking of when you picked that plant?
Susan and Bob have years of designing quality landscapes. They are going to teach us about all the things to think about to keep a good design when you make plant selections for your garden. Free to members, $5.00 non-members. 159 Kilgore Hall on NCSU Campus. 7:30 p.m. Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

24 April, 1999 (Saturday) - Memorial Poker Run In honor of Sean H. McNeely
(more)

2 May, 1999 (Sunday) - Gala in the Garden
4 - 8 pm. JC Raulston Arboretum - The gala will be held regardless of the weather!

8 May, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman
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. See above for more information. 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.

19 May, 1999 (Wed.) - Meet Director Bob Lyons. Greensboro, NC
The home of Michael and Lynn Haley. Mark your calendars and watch for more information in the mail. You will receive updates and additional details about events in your area in the weeks ahead.

20 May, 1999 (Thurs.) - Friends of the Arboretum Reception and Lecture
Dr. Bob Lyons : Early Impressions from the Trenches
A look at the first few months on the job. Dr. Lyons will be interested in feedback from members about the future of the Arboretum. Reception from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Free to members, $5.00 non-members. 159 Kilgore Hall on NCSU Campus. Call 919-515-3132 for directions or information.

12 June, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman.
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. See above for more information. 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.

10 July, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman.
6:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.
This class will provide an in-depth view of the Arboretum perennial borders as presented by co-curators Douglas and Edith. See above for more information. 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 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, use the form at the end of this calendar, or call 919-515-3132 for further information.

14 August, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman.
6:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.
This class will provide an in-depth view of the Arboretum perennial borders as presented by co-curators Douglas and Edith. See above for more information. 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 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, use the form at the end of this calendar, or call 919-515-3132 for further information.

11 September, 1999 (Sat.) - Seasons of the Perennial Border
Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman.
6:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.
This class will provide an in-depth view of the Arboretum perennial borders as presented by co-curators Douglas and Edith. See above for more information. 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 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, use the form at the end of this calendar, or call 919-515-3132 for further 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.

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.

20 February, 1999 (Sat.) - 14th Annual Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium.
Speakers include Kim Hawks, Ted Stevens and Ted Caudle. Also concurrent sessions, exhibits and displays - including on from the Arb. $30, phone 336-643-5677.

27 February -- 7 March, 1999 - Southern Spring Show, Charlotte, NC, Merchandise Mart.
Phone: 800-849-0248 for 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.

6 March, 1999 (Sat.) - Hellebore Festival, Pine Knot Farms.
Judith and Dick Tyler have been travelling for years to England collecting the results of many generations of breeding and selection by English gardeners. If you don't know what all the hellebore fuss is about, you'll just have to go and see, won't you?! These winter blooming non-invasive exotics may even appeal to native plant enthusiasts. Located only an hour north of the Triangle. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 681 Rock Church Road, Clarksville, Va 23927 Phone: 804-252-1990 for a catalog or directions.

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.

17, 18 April, 1999 (Sat. Sun.) - Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale.
Even if you've shot your plant budget through 2004, it's worth going just to see such a sensational assemblage of plants - trees,shrub and perennials. If you haven't been, one word, GO! Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. At the JC Raulston Arboretum. All profits donated to good causes.

21-22 May, 1999 (Fri. Sat.) - Carolina Gardens, Carolina Gardeners Symposium and Tours.
Sponsored by Carolina Gardener Magazine and New Garden Landscaping and Nursery. 2nd annual, this year in Asheville, NC. Speakers are Felder Rushing and Holly Shimizu, with tours of private gardens in Asheville. $175 if booked by March 15. Call the Carolina Gardener at 800-245-0142 to register or for more information.

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