Friday, September 28, 2012
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
Composting,” with Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid
Waste Engineering Department, NCSU.
• Tuesday, January 15, 2013: “Art in the Residential
Garden,” 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: