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JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

August 2009

In This Issue

Green Industry Reunion

Zephyranthes 'Java'October 9, 2009 (Friday) – 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Do you remember the good ol' days? If you do remember, then Ted Bilderback invites you and your green industry friends to spread the word! Enjoy fun, food, and fellowship with friends, college buddies, and colleagues. Plus, know that you are still helping to make the JCRA one of the best gardens around.

For sponsorship information or other event information, please call or e-mail Anne Porter at (919) 513-3826 or – Anne Porter, Director of Development, and Ted Bilderback, Interim Director

Coming Attractions—Highlights of August

Zephyranthes 'Java'Exceptionally beautiful areas this month include: Bedding Plant Trials, the Perennial Border. Be sure to visit the Scree Garden and the Xeric Garden located at the west side of Ruby C. McSwain Education Center.

Klein-Pringle White Garden
Eupatorium purpureum 'Joe White' – white Joe-pye weed
Phlox paniculata 'David' – garden phlox

Lath House
Crinum 'Kridler Clone' – hybrid crinum-lily
Rhododendron 'Conled' (Autumn Coral™) – Encore™ azalea
Salvia greggii 'Alba' – white autumn sage

Mixed Border
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Rose Creek' – glossy abelia
Sedum telephium 'Matrona' – common orpine

Perennial Border
Cosmos sulphureus – sulphur cosmos
Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' – eastern purple coneflower
Helianthus salicifolius – willow-leaf sunflower
Hemerocallis 'Autumn Prince' – daylily
Lilium formosanum – Formosa lily

Scree Garden
Aloe cooperi – Cooper's grass aloe
Chrysactinia mexicana –damianita
Sedum 'Lajos' – sedum

Theme Gardens
Crinum 'Bradley' – crinum-lily – Paradise Garden
Hedychium 'Gold Flame' – hardy ginger-lily – Paradise Garden
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' – goldenrod – Butterfly Garden
Vernonia noveboracensis – ironweed – Butterfly Garden

Other Areas of the Arboretum
Buddleja species and cultivars – butterfly bush
Canna 'Constitution' – canna
Curcuma petiolata – hidden ginger
Hibiscus species and cultivars – Rose-of Sharon
Kniphofia rooperi  – late red hot pocker
Lagerstroemia indica cultivars – crepe myrtle
Lantana camera 'Ham and Eggs' – common lantana
Lycoris species and cultivars – surprise-lily
Millettia taiwaniana – summer wisteria
Passiflora species and cultivars – passionflower

Visit the new feature on the JCRA Web site, Showtimes, for more plants in flower in August. – Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

August Calendar

Guided Tours – August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2009 (Sundays) – 2:00 PM – Free

We invite you and your friends to join us for free guided tours through the Arboretum. Learn about the Arboretum's history, plants, and more. Tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday (with few exceptions) at 2:00 PM from March-October. Tours are led by a dedicated group of volunteers and last approximately one hour (rain or shine).

Plantsmen's Tour – August 11, 2009 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM – Free

"The East Arboretum" led by Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections. Some of our most treasured trees occur in what we call the East Arboretum beyond the White Garden. Let's look at some of these proven performers and see how they hold up to the summer heat.

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

Recent Members Only Additions

One new video was added to the Members Only section on the Arboretum's Web site in July and is now available for viewing.

Content in the Members Only section is password protected and is only available to Arboretum members. In order to access these special features, members need to know the password that was printed on the label of the latest Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter or included at the end of the e-mail with the latest monthly JCRA e-Update attached to it. If you receive the JCRA e-Updates via e-mail, the end of the e-mail is after Chris's signature line, not at the bottom of the e-Update itself. The user name needed to log in is always "jcra."

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