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JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

July 2006

In This Issue

Cassie Cunningham, Doug Morris, and Robbie Colondres (left to right)The Arc of Wake County Interns

I am pleased to share with you that two student interns, sponsored by The Arc of Wake County, are working at the JCRA this summer. Their names are Cassie Cunningham and Robbie Colondres. They started on June 26, 2006, and will be working through July 28, 2006. Their work hours are 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM daily. As you may know, The Arc works "with and for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Wake County." Cassie and Robbie are working in the Project SEE (Supported Employment Experience) program, a five-week program designed to provide interns with a variety of work settings and experiences.

Both Cassie and Robbie are from Raleigh. Cassie is 17 years of age, and attends Leesville High School. Robbie is 18 years of age, and attends Wakefield High School. Robbie and Cassie are working under the supervision of SEE job trainer, Doug Morris. Doug is a resident of Clayton. He teaches students with disabilities at Middle Creek High School. Please extend a welcome to Cassie, Robbie, and Doug when you see them in the Arboretum. – Denny Werner, Director

Coming Attractions – Highlights of July

Rhynchospora colorata – narrowleaf white-top sedgeAs the temperature begins to climb, the Annuals Trial and Demonstration Area becomes a kaleidoscope of colors the Perennial Border is filled with flowers of Canna, Hemeorcallis, Hibiscus, Monarda, Liatris, Phlox, Rudbecki, Salvia, and Verbena. In the Mixed Border, you can find  ideas for summer color with really fine specimens with variegated foliage color, Cornus mas 'Variegata', Cornus controversa 'Variegata', and Spirea thunbergii "Ogon' (Mellow Yellow™).

Aesculus parviflora 'Rogers'bottlebrush buckeye
Alstroemeria species and cultivars Peruvian lily
Buddleja species and cultivars butterfly bush
Callicarpa species and cultivarsbeautyberry
Clethra alnifolia cultivars – summersweet clethra
Echinacea species and cultivars – coneflower
Eupatorium purpureum 'Big Umbrella' – sweet-scented Joe-Pye weed
Hemerocallis 'Colonel Southall' and other cultivars – daylily
Hibiscus species and cultivars – mallow/rose-of-Sharon
Hippeastrum 'Milady' and other cultivars – garden amaryllis 
Hydrangea species and cultivars – French hydrangea
Hypericum species and cultivars St. John's-wort 
Lagerstroemia indica cultivars – crepe myrtle
Magnolia grandiflora cultivars Southern magnolia
Millettia taiwanensis – summer wisteria
Punica granatum – pomegranate
Rosa species and cultivars rose
Tetradium barberi – Baber's beebee tree
Vernonia noveboracensis – ironweed

This show is free. We invite you to visit often. – Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist


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