Note: The JCRA launched a new Web site on March 1. Please visit us at This site,, is no longer being updated.

JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

September 2005

In This Issue

Special Thanks

Visitor Center brick patio installationFor the last three summers, the JCRA has been so fortunate to have donors willing to sponsor a summer internship. This program has grown from the first two sponsors in 2003, the Lichtin Family Foundation and the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association, to this summer's nine sponsors listed below. We thank you all for your support and for the wonderful opportunity for students that you have created through you generosity.

2005 Sponsored Internships

Summer Interns

Ben Anderson Internship, sponsored by the Lichtin Family Foundation
     Intern – Emily Watanabe
The Bobby Wilder Internship
     Intern – Elaine Sisko
The North Carolina Association of Nurserymen Internship
     Intern – Jered Hoyle
North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association Internship
     Intern – Elisabeth Meyer
Sudden Impact Internship, sponsored anonymously
     Intern – Robert Monk
The Julia Skinner Memorial Internship, sponsored through Julia Skinner's will bequest
     Intern – Ryan Brandt
The Willie York Memorial Internship, sponsored through the Willie York memorial gifts
     Intern – Michelle Hogan

Fall Interns

The Herb Society of America (North Carolina Unit) Internship
     Intern – Jeremy Rogers
The Raleigh Garden Club Internship
     Intern – will be awarded during the fall

For more information on sponsoring an internship, please call or e-mail Anne Porter at (919) 513-3463 or <>. – Anne Porter, Director of Development

A New Benefit Provider

Today we welcome a new business as a benefits provider for members of the JC Raulston Arboretum. The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company is offering free property inspection and consultation in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, or Hillsborough. They can provide expert care for all your trees, shrubs, and woody ornamentals. Give them a call at (919) 782-7803. Thanks to this fine organization for joining forces with the JCRA.

I hope all members are taking advantage of the many benefits offered by those listed in our Special Offers and Discounts brochure. If you don't have a copy of the latest list, give us a call at (919) 513-3826 and we'll put a copy into the mail. – Donna Walker, Development Associate

Coming Attractions – Highlights of September

Nymphaea sp.Klein-Pringle White Garden
Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa' – white Japanese beautyberry
Lespedeza thunbergii
'White Fountain' – white bush clover
Sedum alboroseum
'Frosty Morn' – variegated blush stonecrop

Lath House
Aster ericoides 'Schneegitter' – white heath aster
Rhododendron Autumn Royalty™ – Encore™ azalea   
Salvia greggii 'Alba' – white autumn sage
Sedum 'Ruby Glow' – garden stonecrop

Mixed Border
Abelia parvifolia
– Schumann abelia
Lycoris radiata
var. radiata – red surprise-lily
Rhodophiala bifida –
Sedum telephium
'Matrona' – common orpine
Viburnum nudum – possumhaw viburnum 

Model Gardens
Aster divaricatus – white wood aster
Eupatorium greggi – Texas ageratum
Solidago rugosa 'Golden Baby' – goldenrod

Perennial Border
Aster oblongifolius – aromatic aster
Aster tataricus – Tatarian aster
Chrysanthemum (Elizabeth Lawrence Pink) – garden chrysanthemum
Cortaderia selloana 'Aureolineata' – golden pampas grass
Helianthus maximilianii – Maximilian sunflower
Helianthus salicifolius – willowleaf sunflower
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' – compact Mexican bush sage

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

September Calendar

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – September 15, 2005 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – Free

Cosponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the JCRA

"Stopping the Spread" presented by Stephanie Bohr, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – An exciting, interactive one-hour program that will introduce you to some of the alien invaders in North Carolina (and we don't mean the spaceship kind!). Learn how to identify and report giant salvinia, as well as what you can do to prevent spreading it. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have an alien encounter of your own and meet some of these threatening invaders face to face.

NCSU Open House – September 23, 2005 (Friday) – 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosted with the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

You are all encouraged to join AGR and have lunch during the NCSU Open House. The "Meal Deal" will be $3.00 for a hotdog, chips, and a drink. Extra hotdogs available. This is an excellent time to visit the Arboretum and enjoy the fall beauty of our gardens. Come one, come all.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – September 27, 2005 (Tuesday) – 7:30 PM – Free for members (NARGS and JCRA), $5.00 for nonmembers

Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) – Piedmont Chapter

"An Empire of Plants: People and Plants that Changed the World" presented by Toby Musgrave – The talk explores seven plants whose discovery and cultivation changed the destinies of countries, including the United States. The lecture discusses the complexity of trade routes, exploration and exploitation, pioneer planters and merchants, and piracy and shipwrecks associated with tobacco, cotton, sugar, tea, rubber, quinine, and opium. Toby Musgrave is one of the United Kingdom's leading authorities in garden history and landscape design.

Possible Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – September 30, 2005 (Friday)

We are working on scheduling a Friends Lecture for September 30, 2005. Please keep an outlook on our Web site for an official announcement.

Many events happen in early October (Pi Alpha Xi Annual Plant Sale and our Annual Plant Distribution). Please visit the "Calendar of Events" section on the JCRA Web site for a complete listing of our upcoming programs.

JC Raulston Arboretum e-Updates are published electronically every month for everyone interested in the Arboretum. Did you find this edition informative? What information would you like to see in future editions? Send Christopher Todd Glenn your suggestions. To remove yourself from this mailing, please write Christopher Todd Glenn.

© The JC Raulston Arboretum, September 2005

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict