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August 2012 JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

In This Issue

10th Anniversary Celebration

Upcoming Program Notes

Coming Attractions

Recent Members Only Additions

August Events

Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer on the Rocks"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
9:00 AM

Juried Print Competition
Entries Accepted
Thursday, August 23, 2012

11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Opening Reception
Saturday, August 25, 2012
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Monday–Friday, August 27–October 5, 2012

Children's Program
"August Garden Storytime"
Fridays, August 31, 2012
10:30 AM

JCRA Travel

Western North Carolina Nursery Trip
Friday, September 7, 2012–Sunday, September 9, 2012

10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 4:00 PM–9:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

It's all about the plants, the place, and the people who made it possible!

Please join us for a weekend of celebration, nostalgia, JCRA history, and of course … remarkable plants!

Please contact Anne Porter (919) 513-3826 or anne_porter@ncsu.edu for more information. To register, please use NC State Alumni Association's Web site to register online or use the response card. Advance registration is required.

Upcoming Program Notes

by Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

The JC Raulston Arboretum has a variety of upcoming programs in August and September. Complete details for these and all of our programs are available on the JCRA's Web site, however, some of these programs have special details that you may wish to note.

Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water
August 5, 2012

This program has been postponed. We'll announce the new date in the future.

Juried Print Competition
August 23 through October 5, 2012

Registration is still open. Entries will be accepted on August 23 from 11:00 AM through 8:00 PM. The opening reception is on August 25 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday, August 27 through October 5.

Western North Carolina Trip
September 7, 8, and 9, 2012

We're heading out to western North Carolina on a plant shopping trip. If you want to join us, please send in your registration on or before August 7.

Plantsmen's Tour

August's Plantsmen's Tour is our last tour of the year at 9:00 AM. We return to our regular time (1:00 PM) in September.

Friends of the Arboretum Lectures

The Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society has once again invited Friends of the Arboretum members to attend their fall lecture series. This fall's cosponsored lectures are on September 15, October 20, and November 17.

Coming Attractions

by Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

Annual Color Trials
Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'   Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Raulston Hardy Form'

Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'
double tiger lily


Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Raulston Hardy Form'
Asian jessamine

Lycoris ×haywardii   Heteropterys glabra

Lycoris ×haywardii
electric surprise-liuly


Heteropterys glabra'

Callicarpa japonica 'Shiji Murasaki'   Aesculus flava

Callicarpa japonica 'Shiji Murasaki'
variegated Japanese beautyberry


Aesculus flava
yellow buckeye

Punica granatum 'State Fair'   Salvia farinacea
Punica granatum 'State Fair'
dwarf pomegranate
  Salvia farinacea
mealycup sage

Visit Showtimes for a much more detailed listing of what's in flower in August at the Arboretum.

Recent Members Only Additions

by Chris Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

One new video was recorded for the Members Only section on the Arboretum's Web site in July.

Click on the image below to play the video or visit the Members Only section to for a complete listing of all videos.

Plantsmen's Tour Video - Mark Weathington - "Staff Favorites"

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 (use all lower case letters) of the latest Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter or included below.

user name = jcra
password =

Your Membership Makes a Difference—Please Join or Renew Today!

The JC Raulston Arboretum is free to the public, but it is not free to operate. Memberships keep the gates open and the gardens in top shape. Membership gifts are the primary support for the Arboretum's daily operations and vital for its success.

Thank you for your support and advocacy of the JC Raulston Arboretum through the membership program. It's fast and easy to become a Friend of the Arboretum, and there are many great benefits for you and your family. Join or renew now using our secure Web site, or contact Judy Morgan-Davis at (919) 513-0264 or jvmorgan@ncsu.edu.

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Contact information:
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522

(919) 515-3132