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May 2012 JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

In This Issue

Gala in the Garden

Container Garden Workshop

Macro Photography Workshop

Children's Programs

Coming Attractions

Recent Members Only Additions

May Events

Gala in the Garden
Sunday, May 6, 2012
3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Arboretum Staff Favorites"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
1:00 PM

Children's Program
"Garden Storytime"
Friday, May 11, 2012
10:30 AM
Wait List Started

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Where We Were, Where We're Headed"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries and Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Thursday, May 17, 2012
7:30 PM

Container Garden Workshop
"Container Gardens: Modern Plantings for Modern Lives"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Macro Photography Workshop
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JCRA
"Macro Photography—Level 1"
Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club
Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
"Delicious Plant Parts"
Sunday, May 20, 2012
1:30 PM

JCRA Travel

Western North Carolina Nursery Trip
Friday, September 7, 2012–Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gala in the Garden

Gala in the Garden - May 6, 2012

by Anne Porter, Director of Development

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Put on your festive garden hats … it's springtime in the garden. You are cordially invited to the Gala in the Garden on May 6, 2012.

The Gala is the Arboretum's main fund-raising event of the year, and the proceeds directly support its daily operations of teaching, research, and public outreach and the garden displays.

To register, please call Judy Morgan-Davis at (919) 513-0264 through 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The cost to attend is $75 per person ($25 is tax-deductible).

Container Garden Workshop

Container gardens at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

by Jared Barnes, NC State University Graduate Student, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

"Container Gardens: Modern Plantings for Modern Lives"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Container gardening fits nicely into the active lifestyles of many gardeners who feel the pressures of limited time and space. Regardless of what contains you, growing in containers is freeing and provides ample opportunities to expand the plant palette! Join Jared as he shares lessons he's learned from growing in pots to make you a more successful gardener and inspires you with recommendations of foolproof ornamentals and edibles for your containers.

For more information, please visit the JCRA's Web site or contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or chris_glenn@ncsu.edu. To register, please call (919) 513-7005 or use the downloadable registration form.

Macro Photography Workshop

Dahlia with honeybee

by Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

"Macro Photography—Level 1"
Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Learn the basics of macro photography through classroom presentation, field experience, and photograph critique. Technically, macro photography is when you produce an image where your subject is captured on your image sensor at life size, or larger. In the case of most cameras and photography, macro is not achieved and in fact, close-up photography would be a better description. However, most manufacturers call their close-up mode macro-mode.

Instruction will address basic camera settings for best photo quality; exposure considerations; lighting; macro equipment options; and techniques for taking close-up images of small plants, parts, and insects.

For more information, please visit the JCRA's Web site or contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or chris_glenn@ncsu.edu. To register, please call (919) 513-7005. To register, please call (919) 513-7005 or use the downloadable registration form.

Children's Programs

by Elizabeth Overcash, Children's Program Coordinator

"Delicious Plant Parts"
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 1:30 PM

Come spend Sunday afternoon talking about delicious plants with a bit of plant biology on the side. We will debate vegetable versus fruit and have fun with our food.

"Garden Storytime"
Friday, June 1, 15, and 29, 2012 – 10:30 AM

May's inaugural "Garden Storytime" reading is full, but openings remain in our June programs. We meet at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor's Center and head out into the gardens together with our blankets for garden stories, songs, movement, and a craft to take home.

"The Butterfly Lady"
Monday, June 11, 2012 – 10:30 AM

Spend your morning with the Suzanne, the Butterfly Lady! Children will delight in learning about the amazing butterfly life cycle. There will be butterfly eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies to see up close and maybe one of you will change into a butterfly! Painted lady butterfly caterpillar rearing kits and host plants will be available for purchase from the Butterfly Lady.

To register for these children's programs, please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7007. Space is limited.

Coming Attractions

by Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

Butterfly Garden
     
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'   Cornus australis

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
garden dahlia

 

Cornus australis
Black Sea dogwood

Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'   Hemerocallis minor

Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'
false scilla

 

Hemerocallis minor
daylily

Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'   Magnolia virginiana × M. insignis

Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'
hybrid coneflower

 

Magnolia virginiana × M. insignis
hybrid magnolia

Hydrangea serrata [Amacha Group] 'Ô amacha Nishiki'   Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alison'
Hydrangea serrata [Amacha Group] 'Ô amacha Nishiki'
mountain hydrangea
  Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alison'
oakleaf hydrangea

Visit Showtimes for a much more detailed listing of what's in flower in May at the Arboretum.

Recent Members Only Additions

by Chris Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

Three new videos were recorded for the Members Only section on the Arboretum's Web site in April.

Click on the image below to play the video or visit the Members Only section to for a complete listing of all videos.

Plantsmen's Tour Video - Mark Weathington - "Maples in Spring"

FOA Lecture - John Gerwin - "Pandora's (Bird)box: Challenges and Solutions for Birds That Require Cavities"

FOA Lecture - Charlie Kidder - "Extra Dry, On the Rocks"

Content in the Members Only section is password protected and is only available to Arboretum members. In order to access these special features, members need to know the password that was printed on the label (use all lower case letters) of the latest Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter or included below.

user name = jcra
password =

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Contact information:
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
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(919) 515-3132

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