Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Perennial BorderNovember 20, 2003 (Thursday)
7:30 PM
York Auditorium, Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JCRA

Douglas Ruhren, Head Gardener, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
"Towards a Four Season Garden, a Look at Some of the Plants and Planting Techniques for Creating Gardens of Beauty and Interest Year Round"

Gardens never need have a down time. There are plants for all seasons as well as plants with multiple seasons of interest. Not only will specific plants be discussed but also what makes for a plant of multiple seasons of interest. In addition to plant selections there are also some planting techniques that are useful as one strives for a four season garden.

Douglas Ruhren has an extensive horticultural background and has worked on projects at Montrose, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and Berkshire Botanical Garden and has worked at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Chatwood, a private garden. Doug is currently the Head Gardener at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC. He earned a B.S. degree in Plant Science from Rutgers University.

This lecture is in the York Auditorium in the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JCRA and begins at 7:30 PM. There is plenty of free parking in the Arboretum's parking lot and along Beryl Road. Driving directions to the JCRA are available on the JCRA Web site. Please call (919) 515-3132 if you have additional questions this event.

Friends of the Arboretum lectures are free to those with current membership. There is a $5.00 fee for non-members. Please bring your membership card. We will have a current membership list at the door. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. Entrance is free to all NC State students with ID and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff.

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