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JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

June 2006

In This Issue

Summer 2006 Interns and Their SponsorsSummer Interns

Anthony Beck is a senior majoring in Agricultural Business Management and minoring in horticultural science at NC State. Anthony will be graduating in fall 2006. He has served as a teaching assistant in a business law class at NC State. On his application, Anthony related that he has a "blooming passion for Horticulture."

Ben Pick is a junior in horticultural science at NC State, with an emphasis in landscape design. He attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College before coming to NC State. Ben has worked in various landscaping and nursery jobs throughout high school and college.

Corley Hughes is a senior in horticultural science at NC State, with an emphasis in landscape design. She has balanced her educational pursuits with raising her young son, and she will be graduating this fall semester. She has a particular interest in horticulture therapy and working with special needs children.

James Garzoni is a senior in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State. James was a member of the NC State track team. He has lived in the student apartment at the campus greenhouse, and assists with greenhouse duties for the Department of Horticultural Science. His long-term goal is to own his own greenhouse business.

I extend a warm welcome to the summer 2006 interns. I want to express my sincere appreciation to the individuals and organizations whose generous contributions have made it possible for the JCRA to offer the internship program in 2006. Thanks to Bobby Wilder and Alan MacIntyre for sponsoring Ben's internship, the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen for sponsoring Corley's internship, the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers' Association for sponsoring Anthony's internship, and the Raleigh Garden Club for sponsoring James' internship. Thank you so much for your support and sponsorship of these deserving students and for making this program possible. – Denny Werner, Director

Soggy but Successful 2006 Gala!

Gala in the Garden"Wake County thanks the 2006 Gala in the Garden for breaking the drought!" That certainly could have been the headline on Monday, May 8, but the weather did not stop the Arboretum's fabulous friends and volunteers from coming out and enjoying the day – showing their generous support! A special thanks to all of the 2006 sponsors and auction donors. Please visit our Web site for pictures and more information on the 2006 Gala in the Garden.

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Coming Attractions – Highlights of June

Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala 'Red Wing' – Amur mapleIn June, discover a cool spot that is really "hot" this month – the Lath House hydrangea collection. June also brings to the Arboretum the flowers of Southern magnolia, St. John's wort, butterfly-bush, gardenia, coneflower, rose, amaryllis, crepe myrtle, and hydrangea – to name a few. For a taste of the unusual, later in the month, don't miss the rich purple flowers of the summer wisteria (Millettia taiwanensis, Bed E11) and the pearl-bloom tree (Poliothyrsis sinensis, Beds W12, E48). You can also take a peek at recent photographs of the JCRA's plant collections by visiting "Now Showing."

Klein-Pringle White Garden
Albizia coreana – Korean mimosa
Cynara cardunculus
Scolymus Group – cardoon
Hydrangea quercifolia
'Alison' – oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' – mophead smooth hydrangea
Lagerstroemia 'Natchez ' – U.S. National Arboretum hybrid crepe myrtle
Zantedeschia aethiopica – calla lily

Lath House
Acanthus spinosus – bear's breeches
Hydrangea macrophylla
'Möwe' – French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Oregon Pride – French hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' – oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Rosalba' – mountain hydrangea
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' – pewter-leaf Japanese climbing hydrangea

Magnolia Collection
Hypericum (Cappiello hybrid) – St. John's wort
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' – Southern magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Satin Leaf' – Southern Magnolia

Mixed Border
Allium christophii – star of Persia
Jasminum floridum – showy jasmine
Gardenia augusta – Cape jessamine

Other Areas of the Arboretum
Buddleja davidii 'Summer Beauty' – butterfly-bush – W03
Buddleja 'Lochinch' – Lochinch Castle butterfly-bush – W02
Hydrangea macrophylla
'Baumeise' – French hydrangea – E26
Hydrangea paniculata
'Daruma' – panicled hydrangea – Su7
Koelreuteria paniculata
'Beachmaster' – dwarf golden raintree – E23, W07
Ligustrum quihoui – flowering privet – E09
Poliothyrsis sinensis – pearl-bloom tree – W12, E48

Perennial Border
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. tuberosa – butterfly weed
Echinacea purpurea 'Stewarts Pink' – Eastern coneflower
Hesperaloe parviflora – red yucca
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' – bee balm
Rudbeckia maxima – great coneflower

Southwestern Garden
Agave lophantha – thorn-crested agave
Albizia kalkora
– Indian mimosa
Hesperaloe parviflora – red yucca
Opuntia ×alta – tall prickly-pear
Yucca flaccida 'Garland and Gold' – weak-leaf yucca

Theme Gardens
Buddleja 'Ellen's Blue' – butterfly-bush – Butterfly Garden
Gardenia augusta
'Michael' – Cape jessamine – Paradise Garden
Hibiscus 'Tosca' – hybrid rose-of-Sharon – Townhouse Garden
'Preziosa' – St. John's wort – Paradise Garden

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

June Calendar

A Cut Flower Education (Seminar) – June 17, 2006 (Saturday) – 8:30 AM-2:30 PM – $40.00 for members, $50.00 for nonmembers

Enjoy a day devoted to cut flowers. Learn everything you need to know – growing and selecting cut flowers, their postharvest care, creating arrangements with cut flowers, and even how to enter flower shows.

A Cut Flower Education (Flower Show) – June 17, 2006 (Saturday) – 4:00 PM-7:00 PM and June 18, 2006 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM-4:00 PM – Free

An early summer flower show sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and National Garden Club, complementing a one-day seminar presented on June 17, 2006 (Saturday) by The JC Raulston Arboretum. Show rules and classes provided in the program's announcement.

JC Raulston Arboretum Summerfest – June 24, 2006 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM-3:00 PM – Free

Bring the family to the Arboretum and learn about new plants for your garden, soil preparation and amendment, plant diseases, beekeeping for the homeowner, home landscape irrigation, turf choices for the landscape, basic landscape design principles, and other timely garden topics from NC State faculty, Wake County Master Gardeners, and other professionals. Tours of the garden will be available. This event is sponsored by the Wake County Extension Service and the JCRA.

Each of the above programs are multifaceted programs. Be sure to read the entire announcement for these programs by clicking in the links provided for each of the events.

Please visit the "Calendar of Events" section on the JCRA Web site for a complete listing of our upcoming programs.

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