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September 1999 through February 2000 Calendar of Events


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.

All lectures are in room 159, Kilgore Hall on NC State University campus. There is plenty of free parking at the intersection of Hillsborough and Brooks Street. Please call 515-3132 if you need directions or information about any of the following events.

See earlier calendar


11 September, 1999, (Saturday) 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Seasons of the Perennial Border
Walk-through of perennial borders with Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman. $25 non-members, $20 members. At the JC Raulston Arboretum. Register using form.

16 September, 1999 (Thursday)
Friends of the Arboretum lecture
Johnny Randall "Invasive Exotic Plants: A Real or Perceived Problem?"
As the Arboretum and the entire nursery industry grapples with the hot-button issue of invasive exotics, we have invited our esteemed colleague from the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill for his prospective. Please bring an open mind and your toughest questions for Johnny. We hope many from the nursery industry will attend and contribute to a lively discussion.
(Note: this lecture was canceled due to Hurricane Floyd and will be rescheduled at a later date)

25 September, 1999 (Saturday)
Tour of Tender Perennials with Douglas Ruhren
$25 non-members, $20 members. At the JC Raulston Arboretum 9:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. Register using form.

25-26 September 1999 (Saturday and Sunday)
Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale

2 October, 1999 (Saturday)
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Bring containers to carry all your treasures. Please bring your membership card. If you can't find it, 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. The giveaway begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Do not be late!

9 October, 1999, (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m
Seasons of the Perennial Border
Walk-through of perennial borders with Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman. $25 non-members, $20 members. At the JC Raulston Arboretum. Register using form.

21 October, 1999 (Thursday)
(note: printed newsletter mistakenly lists the date as 10 October)
Friends of the Arboretum lecture
Dick Bell "Urban Projects in the Landscape"
Mr. Bell is known as the dean of landscape architects in Raleigh because of the tremendous impact he has had in 45 years of designing in and around Raleigh.

6 November, 1999 (Saturday)
Friends of the Arboretum lecture
Brent Heath "Scenes of South Africa"
Bulb expert Brent Heath and Arboretum staffer Jonathan Nyberg were part of a tour of South Africa in February, 1999. Both will comment on their trip while showing excellent slides taken by Brent while travelling through this magnificent part of Africa.

November 6, 1999 (Saturday)
Bulbs as Companion Plants
9:00 a.m. til noon
$35 members, $45 non-members
This workshop will take you on a bulb excursion spanning three seasons. It will show you how to integrate bulbs with annuals, perennials, groundcovers, vegetables and flowering trees and shrubs. The slide talk will give you great ideas for effective combinations and efficient sequences of bloom. The lab portion will take you into the Arboretum for a hands-on lab of planting and designing with bulbs. Register using form.

November 6, 1999 (Saturday)
The Best Bulbs for Containers and Forcing
2:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m.
$35 members, $45 non-members
You will be the envy of your friends as Brent takes the mystery out of forcing bulbs. The slide lecture will show lots of inspirational examples of container growing. In the lab you will pot up and take home you own bulbs to force. The price includes all materials. Register using form.

11 November, 1999 (Thursday)
Friends of the Arboretum lecture
Jenks Farmer "Liberate Your Pansies! Winter Annuals with Bold, Beautiful Texture and Color"
Trying to garden with standard winter annuals is like trying to cook without spices. Jenks Farmer, curator of gardens at Riverbanks Botanical Gardens in Columbia, SC has used hundreds of beautiful, easy, winter annuals to add drama to boring sheets of pansies. Explore the possibilities of bold textures, brilliant colors and armloads of flowers in winter gardens.

8 January, 2000, (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Seasons of the Perennial Border
Walk-through of perennial borders with Douglas Ruhren and Edith Eddleman. $25 non-members, $20 members. At the JC Raulston Arboretum. Register using form.

3 February, 2000 (Thursday)
Friends of the Arboretum lecture
Rick Fell "Appreciation of a Floral Partnership: Bees, Flowers, and Honey"
Known as "The Bee Guy" at Virginia Tech where he teaches classes in the entomology department, Professor Fell will give us an entertaining and informative talk that will include a honey tasting.

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