Monday, September 26, 2011


It's hard to believe that it's already fall and October is around the corner.  Here are the upcoming events.  Remember, reserations must be paid in advance and made ahead to insure your seat.  It's been a busy September with our lectures, tours and classes well attended!  Join us for more fun and learning!  Call Lin Frye (919) 209-2052 or Minda Daughtry (919) 209-2184 to reserve a space!

October 2011
10/4 - Propagation - Making More by Division with Minda Daughtry
Arboretum Mobile Unit/Greenhouse - 8:00-10:00 am - Free
to JCC Employees / Public $10.

This class will focus on
the propagation method of division and particularly daylily
plants. Participants will go home with propagated daylilies.

10/12 - Edible Landscaping
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 2:00-4:00 pm - $15.

As prices rise for fruits and vegetables, people are turning to more 'utilitarian' gardening. This
class will focus on creating 'edible' landscapes - those gardens that are
aesthetically pleasing - as well as edible. Don't want to give up your
flowers and shrubs? Learn how to combine edibles with your favorite

10/19 - The Bluffs: Hemlock & Swiftcreek Bluffs with Don Stephenson
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 8:30-5:30 pm - $15 - Lunch on Own. Enjoy
nature's palette of fall colors at two urban natural areas in Cary, NC.

Hemlock Bluffs is home to flora more typically found in the mountains,
including galax and Eastern hemlock trees. The Swift Creek natural
area is a Triangle Land Conservancy property that is a remarkable
remnant of the historical Piedmont forests that once dominated the
region. Visitors will enjoy the autumn colors and a leisurely stroll along
the trail through the bluffs.

10/26 - West Point on the Eno / Architectural Trees, Durham
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 8:00-5:00pm - $15 - Lunch on Own.

We'll begin our trip with a tour of this marvelous park (home of
the July 4 Eno River Festival) as we walk along some easy river
trails. We'll see West Point Mill (functional from 1778-1942), the
McCown, Mangum House, the Packhouse (once used for handling tobacco) and now
the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography. These buildings are located under some
marvelous old walnut trees. Following our lunch, we'll
visit Architectural Trees, a specialty tree nursery with
some of the most unusual and highly ornamental cultivars
of trees. Wonderful specimens and great ideas for the
homeowner or horticulturalist!

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