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July 2013 JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

In This Issue

2013 Great American Gardeners Awards

Juried Print Competition at the JCRA

Coming Attractions

Recent Members Only Additions

July Events

Plantsmen's Tour
"The Summer 2013 Interns' Top Picks"
Tom Gargano, Jeremy Sanders, and Ginny Young, 2013 Summer Interns
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
9:00 AM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
Friday, July 12, 2013
10:30 AM
Registration closed

Orchid Repotting and Care Workshop
Suzanne Hens, Ph.D., Ralph Sears, and Paul Welty, M.D., Triangle Orchid Society
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:00 AM

Children's Program
Thursday Summer "Tree-ats" Series
"Rain Play"
Thursday, July 18, 2013
10:00 AM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
Saturday, July 20, 2013
9:00 AM

Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
Saturday, July 20, 2013
1:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
Friday, July 26, 2013
10:30 AM


British Columbia Trip
"The Great 70 Degree B.C. Getaway"
Sunday, August 18–Saturday, August 24, 2013

2013 Great American Gardeners Awards

by Anne M. Porter, Director of Development

Denny Werner, former JCRA director, received the Luther Burbank Award for his plant breeding efforts from the American Horticultural Society. Recipients represent the best in American gardening and horticulture. Congratulations and well done, Denny!

Juried Print Competition

Winning photograph by Dave Hattori

by Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator, and Monica Hudak, Programs and Education Student Assistant

Calling all photographers! Do you have an eye for beauty? Would you like to share your work with other people who would appreciate it? If so, the Juried Print Competition is for you. Adults and youth can submit original photographic prints of garden or plant related subjects. Distinguished judges will determine the winning images and cash awards will be presented. The winning prints along with the judges' favorites will be displayed at the Arboretum beginning on September 9 and lasting through October 4. Don't delay! Start capturing images today. Maybe yours will be the best in show.

The Juried Print Competition is sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas' Nature Photography Association. Join us during the opening reception on September 7 at 7:00 PM for the awards ceremony.

This competition is open to all levels of photography experience and to photographic prints only. There will be four prizes for adult entries: best in show will win $200, 1st place will win $100, 2nd place will win $75, and 3rd place will win $50. There will be a best in show award for the youth category (age 16 and under) with the winning prize being $50. Online registration and a downloadable registration form are available. Early registration ends on July 31.

Coming Attractions

by Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

Annual Color Trials
Emmenopterys henryi   Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Filli'

Emmenopterys henryi
Chinese emmenopterys


Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Filli'
miniature crepe myrtle

Aesclepias tuberosa   Rosa 'Meikokan' (Tequila Supremeā„¢)

Aesclepias tuberosa
butterfly weed


Rosa 'Meikokan' (Tequila Supremeā„¢)
floribunda rose

Lantana 'Sunset Beach'   Lilium 'Salmon Star'

Lantana 'Sunset Beach'


Lilium 'Salmon Star'
hybrid lily

Rudbeckia mohrii   Hibiscus 'Holly Springs'

Rudbeckia mohrii
Mohr's coneflower


Hibiscus 'Holly Springs'
hybrid hibiscus

Visit Showtimes for a much more detailed listing of what's in flower in July 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 June.

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 - "Summer Perennials" - Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of COllections - Click to Play

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.

JC Raulston Arboretum e-Updates are published electronically every month for everyone interested in the Arboretum and are e-mailed to the Arboretum's members. If you are a member and need to update your contact information or wish to be removed from this mailing, please contact Judy Morgan-Davis.

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

(919) 515-3132


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