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1998 Announcements Calendar

See earlier calendar

Arboretum sponsored events listed in bold type
NOTE - For those of you who have never been to a Friends lecture, try it, you'll like it. Lectures are easy to find with ample lighted parking about 200 feet from the door. We have drawings for many free wonderful plants at every lecture. Come early to socialize and enjoy coffee and cookies before the lectures.

This listing also includes events that may be of interest to our members. To list your event on future calenders call Jonathan Nyberg, 919-515-3132, or mail to The JC Raulston Arboretum, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695.

8-11 January 1998
NCAN 'Green and Growin' Show
Winston-Salem, NC
Contact: Bill Wilder 919-266-3322.

17 January 1998
Doug Ruhren: Successful Plants That Grow at Montrose Gardens
Arboretum perennial border co-curator, Montrose gardener, and local gardening treasure Doug Ruhren at the Rock Garden Society meeting
10:00 am at the NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

22 January 1998
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Barbara Scott and Bobby Ward - A Garden of One's Own
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Readings from Elizabeth Lawrence's writings and slides of her gardens in Raleigh and Charlotte. Barbara and Bobby will also be signing their recent book, A Garden of one's Own. 8:00pm. Call: 919-515-3132 for information.

31 January - 4 February 1998
ASHS Southern Region Annual Meeting
Little Rock, AK
Contact: Paul Smeal 540-552-4085.

19 February 1998
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dennis Werner - Ornamental Plant Breeding at NCSU
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Plant Chimeras and Variegation. NCSU Professor and home gardener Dennis Werner is changing his research from peach breeding (though he will continue to nurse current peach projects through the pipeline) to ornamental breeding. This is a fabulous development for the ornamentals program at NC State. Dennis will talk about his ornamental breeding program with an emphasis on the different basis for variegation in the plant world. Call: 919-515-3132 for information.

19-22 February 1998
Maymont Flower and Garden Show
Richmond, VA
Why drive all of the way to Philly when this show is so close and developing into a top notch flower show. Last year's show was dedicated to the memory of JC Raulston. Edith Eddleman is speaking this year. Phone 804-358-7166 ext. 314.

21 February 1998
Cole Burrell: Gardening with Native Plants
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

19 March, 1998
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
C. Ritchie Bell - Native Perennials
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Former NC Botanical Garden director and native plant guru before natives were cool, C. Ritchie Bell will distill his years of experience to show us the best native perennials for the garden. Call: 919-515-3132 for information.

21 February, 1998
Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium
This year's theme is, "North Carolina Gardening." Speakers include Arboretum All-Stars Suzanne Edney and Doug Ruhren. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Guilford Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC 27405. Contact Jeanette Windham 336-643-5677 for more information.

3-4 March, 1998
Davidson Horticultural Symposium
"Pushing the Boundaries: Expanding Our Design and Plant Palette"14th annual, always one of the best and this year is no exception. See TV stars Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, along with Colston Burrell, Steve Frowine and Klaus Jelitto. Davidson College, Davidson, NC. Call 704-892-3665 for information.

21 March 1998
Darrell Probst: Epimediums
10:00 am, Rock Garden Society meeting, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

16 April, 1998
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Tony Avent: Korea Revisited
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Tony recently returned from Korea, retracing footprints from JC's 1985 Korean expedition, while making some of his own. Call: 919-515-3132 for information.

3 May, 1998
Gala in the Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum

12-15 July 1998
95th ASHS Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
Contact: ASHS Headquarters, 703-836-4606.

5-9 August 1998
AAN/SNA Joint Convention and Trade Show
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Danny Summers, 770-973-9026

Fall 1998
Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. Michael Dirr
Date and topic to be announced.

29-31 January 1999
Midwinter Musings: A Garden of Pleasant Flowers. Eastern Winter Study Weekend
Presented by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, RTP, NC. I guess one advantage of planning so far ahead is getting a great speakers list, including Nancy Goodwin, Richard Dufresne, John Grimshaw, Milo Pyne, Nick Turland, Will McLewin, Jack Elliot and Dan Hinkley.
Contact Bobby J. Ward, 919-781-3291, e-mail:

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