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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture Videos

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2010

"The Macaronesian Flora and a (Slight) Charles Darwin Connection"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
November 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus, Artichokes, Fiddlehead Ferns, and More"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
November 4, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Planting for Posterity: Forty Years of Gardening in the Carolina Piedmont"
Tom Krenitsky, Author and Gardener
October 28, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"A JCRA Alum's Perspective of the U.S. National Arboretum"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
October 7, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Twenty Years of a Life in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture"
Richard Hartlage, 2010 Outstanding Alumnus for Horticultural Science and Associate Principal, AHBL
September 30, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Flowers Around The World"
John Dole, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
September 16, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Peaches of North Carolina—What Could be Finer?"
Mike Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
July 29, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: How Raleigh, North Carolina, Nurtured a Friend and Gardener"
Emily Herring Wilson, Author
May 20, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Beyond Robust Records: Reaping the Rewards of an Accurate and Dynamic Database"
Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
April 15, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitats"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
April 8, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Big, Bold, and Bodacious—Creating a Lush, Tropical Feel in a Temperate Garden"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
March 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"A Limerick and Blarney and Meet in Kilkenny! An Irish Trip with Ted"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director
March 4, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"From Nature to Nursery: What It Takes to Tame a Wild Plant"
Matt Hunter, Vice President, American Camellia Society
February 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Creating a Camellia Landscape"
Matt Hunter, Vice President, American Camellia Society
February 7, 2010 (Thursday) – 1:00 PM

"Successful Rose Growing for Southern Gardeners"
David V. B. Pike, President, Witherspoon Rose Culture
January 21, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

2009

"Chlorophyll In His Veins: J. C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador"
Bobby Ward, Ph.D., and Roy Dicks, Authors
December 3, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"The Flora of China: An International Project to Describe China's 31,500 Plant Species in 50 Volumes and 25 Years"
Nicholas Turland, Co-director, Flora of China Project, Missouri Botanical Garden
November 19, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"A Biltmore Estate Adventure: Exploring the Past and Present)"
Brian E. Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
October 29, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Plants from NZ (and A to M, too)"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director, JCRA
September 3, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Five Deer-Resistant and Drought-Hardy Gardens"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
September 17, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Darwin and the Beagle: Voyage of Discovery"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
June 11, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Bonsai—Art Expressed in Nature"
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
June 4, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"The Genius of Charles Darwin: From Natural History to a New Biology"
William Kimler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, NC State University
May 21, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Masochistic Gardening—The Trials, Tribulations, and Painful Pleasures of Growing Woody Lilies and Their Companions in the Carolinas"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
April 16, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Maintaining a Beautiful, Low-input Lawn in 2009"
Rich Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Crop Science Department, NC State University
April 2, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"This One's for the Birds: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden"
Bryce Lane, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
March 19, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols"
Roy Dicks, Writer
March 5, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Beyond Dwarf Alberta: Conifers for the Smaller Garden"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 15, 2009 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM

"Well's Natural Gardens: Photos and Prose"
Thomas Wentworth, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant Biology, NC State University
January 22, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Permeable Pavement"
Fred Adams, Fred Adams Paving Co.
January 8, 2009 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

2008

"Apples in North Carolina: What's New?"
Mike Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
December 4, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Drought and Climate Change! New Ways to Do Business"
Tracy Traer, Landscape Designer
November 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM

"Great Grasses for Southern Landscapes"
John Hoffman, Hoffman Nursery
November 6, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Pens, Plants, Weeds, and Words: The Thrills and Chills of Writing a Garden Book"
Pam Baggett and Roy Dicks, Garden Writers
October 15, 2008 (Wednesday) – 7:30 PM

"Asian Adventures: Plant Hunting in China and Taiwan"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Plants
October 2, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Hardy Palms for North Carolina"
Gary Hollar, Gary's Nursery
May 22, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"What's in a Name?"
Paul Fantz, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
April 17, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Garden Gems from Mars – The Wild, Wacky World of Gardening with Hardy Aroids"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanical Gardens
April 3, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Dead Wood is Good: How to Attract Cavity Nesting Birds to Your Yard"
Becky Desjardins, Wake Audubon and Bird Collection Manager, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
March 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"The Winter Garden"
Dick and Judith Knott Tyler, Pine Knot Farms
February 17, 2008 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

"Exploring the Fascinating World Inside the Hive: Insights Into Honey Bees and Beekeeping"
David Tarpy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, NC State University
February 7, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Thread Count: The Poetry of Terri Kirby Erickson"
Terri Kirby Erickson, Poet
January 24, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Chimerism and Variegation in Plants"
Denny Werner, Ph.D., Director
January 10, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

2007

"Growing Hardy Citrus in Zones 7b & 8"
Keith Endres, Landscape Characterization Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
November 15, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Rain Gardening"
Helen Kraus, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
November 1, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Plant Lust Vol. 1: Variegation"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
October 18, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 P

"Permaculture Basics and Home Applications"
Will Hooker, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
October 4, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Rock Gardening in the South"
Bobby J. Ward, Author, Retired Environmental Scientist, and JCRA Volunteer
September 20, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Gardens with Heart and Soul"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries
May 17, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"A New Flora for the Southeastern United States"
Alan Weakley, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina
April 5, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

"Pleasant Surprises...Managing Wildlife in an Urban Environment"
John Connors, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
March 29, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM

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