Friday, September 28, 2012

Pictures from Fall Board Meeting

  Member of Walking Roots placing bookmark on tables Monday morning
Ardith, Martha and Judy Barnes

The Durham Council of Garden Clubs held their annual state Fall Board Meeting last Sunday and Monday at the Durham Hilton Hotel, There were about 120 registered Federated Club members from all over North Carolina attending the "Mad Hatter's Garden Party"
The Durham Council of Garden Clubs put on the event and the attached photo is of Ardith P, a co-chairman, The White Rabbit, Martha S of Heritage GC and the state president, Judy Barnes, "The Mad Hatter".

SHOPPING top and  Ginny C, Mary D and Mina H volunteers bottom

There were many business meetings, workshops, vendors and much laughter and friendship.
As the Garden Club of North Carolina is dedicated to developing an interest in gardening with the youth of the area, one of the Jr. Garden Clubs "Walking Roots" did all the table decorations for Monday's luncheon and also made all the bookmarks.  Attached is a photo of one of the Walking Roots members placing a bookmark on one of the tables.

Honor Arrangements

Durham Garden Forum

All Durham Garden Forum meetings are eligible for
continuing education credit. Individual sessions cost $10.00;
membership (May-April) costs $25.00. All sessions begin at
6:30 p.m. at the Doris Duke Center at the Sarah P. Duke
Gardens, ending promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012: “Trees,” with John
Monroe of Architectural Trees.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012: “The Art and
Science of Bonsai,”
with Harold Johnson, EMGV and VP
of the Triangle Bonsai Society.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012: “Backyard
with Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid
Waste Engineering Department, NCSU.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013: “Art in the Residential
with Jesse Turner, landscape architect.

And more from the Master Gardener newsletter

Lilies: Now is a good time to plant lily bulbs—and don’t despair if you have deer in the garden. One
year I planted a group of lilies; in the spring when they were starting to appear I bought some chicken
wire and made an appropriate size cylinder, which I embedded in the ground around the bulbs. I then
planted some tall Colocasia around it—in this case it was ‘Ruffles’—which hid the chicken wire. My
deer never found the lilies and the large leafed Colocasia contrasted beautifully with the lilies. There’s
a very informative article about lilies by Adrian Higgins at:

Your Invitation to Meet The Dean -- Fall 2012 Tour

 On behalf of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
at NC State University, you are cordially invited to meet
Dr. Richard H. Linton, new dean of the College,
at one of the following events this fall.

 To register online, please go to:

Please select and respond to the meeting you wish to attend.

Please respond one week in advance of the event date you plan to attend. For more information, please contact:

Ms. Pam Byington
Phone: 919.515.9260


Ms. Jennifer Bernabi
Phone: 919.515.6212

 Thank you for all your support of the College.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meeting Dates

October 23 -- 5:30 PM -- BBQ Dinner
Welcome Dean Linton and celebrate the Mountain Horticultural Crops
Research and Extension Center’s 25th Anniversary
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

October 24 -- 1:00 PM -- Open House
NC State Marine Aquatic Research Center (MARC)
810 Straits Road, Smyrna, NC 28579!__aquaculture

October 25 -- 6:30 PM -- Reception
Mad Boar
111 River Village Place, Wallace, NC 28466

October 30 -- 5:30 PM -- Reception
Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Center
100 North Clover Way, Columbia, NC 27925

November 7 -- 5:30 PM -- Reception
Forsyth County Extension Center
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27015

November 8 -- 4:00 PM -- Reception
NC Biotechnology Center
The Hamner Conference Center, Dogwood Room
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Montrose Open Day

Garden Open Day at Montrose
320 St Marys Road
Hillsborough NC 27278
Saturday October 6, 2012

We hope you and your friends will come to our open day this fall.  If we continue to get good rains, the garden should be close to its fall peak.  Our nursery will be open with plants from our garden for sale including cyclamen species and hybrids, galanthus and sternbergias.

For the comfort and safety of others, please leave your pets at home.
Please park next door at Cameron Park School. 
There is no charge and no reservation is required.
We hope to see you on Saturday, October 6.