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JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

March 2007

In This Issue

Weekend Workshops

The JC Raulston Arboretum is pleased to announce two exciting educational opportunities in April. In the first program, join acclaimed author and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy for a unique day-long garden design workshop for both professionals and non-professionals. This intensive seminar guides you through an exciting creative process that is as much a personal journey as it is a singularly rewarding method for creating a garden of one's own. In the second workshop, Susan Baily and Budd Titlow, members of the Carolinas' Nature Photography Association, will demonstrate how creative thought combined with patience and willingness to "work a subject" can turn ordinary shots into prize-winning images.

Landscape Design Seminar with Julie Moir Messervy
"Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home"
April 21, 2007(Saturday) – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Susan Bailey and Budd Titlow, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
April 28, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and May 3, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Both of these programs are limited and are sure to fill quickly. For complete details, please read the announcements for these programs (click on the links above) or call (919) 513-7005 for details. – Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

Coming Attractions – Highlights of March

Magnolia dianica 'Michelle'Redbuds and magnolias will soon steal the show at the arboretum. Also expect many other March favorites including: forsythia, Japanese camellia, primrose, loropetalum, spirea, quince, and a multitude of spring bulbs.

Klein-Pringle White Garden
Cercis canadensis 'Alba' – white redbud
Magnolia ×loebneri 'Merrill' – Loebner magnolia

Lath House
Pieris japonica 'Scarlet O'Hara'' – Japanese andromeda
Pieris japonica 'Shojo' – red Japanese andromeda
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine' – rosy Japanese andromeda

Magnolia Collection
Magnolia 'Darrell Dean' – Gresham hybrid magnolia
'Jon Jon' – Gresham hybrid magnolia
Magnolia ×loebneri 'Leonard Messel' – Loebner magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Jane Platt' – star magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Chrysanthemiflora' – many-petalled star magnolia

Mixed Border
Cercis canadensis subsp. mexicana – Mexican redbud
Corylopsis glabrescens var. gotoana – winterhazel
Leucojum aestivum – snowflake

Model Gardens
Gelseminum sempervirens 'Woodlanders Pale Yellow' – Carolina jessamine

West Arboretum
Cercis glabra – smooth redbud
Malus yunnanensis – Yunnan crabapple

Winter Garden
Corylopsis glabrescens var. gotoana – winterhazel
Daphne odora
f. alba – white winter daphne
Hamamelis ×intermedia 'Arnold Promise' – upright common witchhazel
×hybridus and cultivars – Lenten rose
Ipheion uniflorum – spring star flower
Leucojum aestivum – snowflake

Other Areas the Arboretum
Cercis canadensis subsp. texensis 'Traveller' – weeping Texas redbud – W01, E43a
Cornus mas 'Spring Glow' – Cornelian cherry – E16
Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis'– Bed E23
Syringa oblata subsp. dilatata – Korean early lilac – Bed E11
Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' – creeping veronica – T11, E19, and E21

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

March Calendar

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – March 1, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers

"Woody Perennials – Favorite Shrubs and Trees that Form the Backbone of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens" presented by Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. Sprinkled amongst the vast collection of herbaceous perennials at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens are many outstanding woody perennials. Over the years, Tony has amazed us with talks on his travels in search of many great herbaceous perennials. Now's your chance to learn about the trees and shrubs that form the backbone of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens.

Camellia Display and Floral Design Show – March 24, 2007 (Saturday) – 12:00 PM-4:00 PM – Free

Join us for the Camellia Society's first judged camellia show. Some exhibitors will get the opportunity to help accredited camellia judges with judging for this show. In addition to regularly judged camellia classes, there will be an "unknown camellia" category. Please bring both your identified and unknown blooms for a chance to win a blue ribbon. You may even get to help judge.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – March 29, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – Free

"Pleasant Surprises...Managing Wildlife in an Urban Environment" presented by John Connors, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. Learning to live with and restore nature around our urban dwellings can be complicated, but with a little research, imagination, and luck it can be done. Included are tales of the attempts of some local landscape pioneers trying to reintroduce wildlife in our urban environment. This FOA Lecture is part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition.

News and Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum – March 29-April 1, 2007 (Thursday-Sunday) – Free

Competition Schedule of Activities

March 29, 2007 (Thursday)
7:30 PM – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture.

March 30, 2007 (Friday)
7:30 AM-6:00 PM – Entry registration.

March 31, 2007 (Saturday)
10:00 AM-5:00 PM – Entries on display.
10:00 AM – Tour of the JCRA highlighting plants that attract birds.
2:00 PM – Tour of the JCRA highlighting plants that attract birds.

April 1, 2007 (Sunday)
12:00 PM-5:00 PM – Entries on display.
2:00 PM – Tour of the JCRA highlighting plants that attract birds.
5:00 PM-6:00 PM – Entries may be picked up.

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

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