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Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
Instructor: Chris Liloia, NCBG Curator
Looking for some new plant ideas? Ready to learn about gardening with perennials? Come enjoy a morning in the Garden as we walk and talk about native perennial plants. We'll use the garden around us as a starting point to learn some new plants and explore topics like growing requirements as well as dividing, transplanting, and care of sun and shade perennials. We'll make the coffee; you bring the questions. Fee: $25 ($20 NCBG members)
Instructor: Peter White, NCBG Director
This course is intended for a broad audience. Students independently read Walden by Henry David Thoreau and come together to discuss Thoreau’s understanding of society and goals of simple living and self-sufficiency. Fee: $30 ($25 NCBG members)
Steven Vogel, James B. Duke Professor of Biology, Emeritus, author of The Life of a Leaf (2012, University of Chicago Press), will describe in in words and hands-on activities how a plant leaf manages its world and what this teaches us about how we could manage our own. Every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Professor Vogle will explain these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. He will provide food for thought and tools for a new way of seeing the beauty and simplicity of the science of life. Free, but advance registration required.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC
Plantsmen's Tour "The Summer 2013 Interns' Top Picks"
Date: July 9, 9:00 A.M.-10:30 a.m.
Griffin Buser, Tom Gargano, Jeremy Sanders, and Ginny Youngl, 2013 Summer Interns
Orchid Repotting and Care Workshop Date: July 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Sponsored by the Triangle Orchid Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Suzanne Hens, Ph.D., Ralph Sears, and Paul Welty, M.D.
Date: July 20, 9 a.m. - noon
Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop Date: July 20, 1 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
http://gardens.duke.edu/events. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.
Explore wild North Carolina in these walks through our Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Join curator Stefan Bloodworth or horticulturist Annabel Renwick on the first Thursday of every month for discussions of seasonal interest. Please dress for the weather. $7; $5 for Gardens members and Duke students & staff. Registration required (parking fees apply). To register, or for more information, please call 919-668-1707.
Membership is $25 for the year (which runs April – March) or each lecture is $10. No preregistration is required. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join us for expert advice and answers to your questions. Presented in the Doris Duke Center by Durham Garden Forum in partnership with Duke Gardens and N.C. Cooperative Extension's Durham County Center. Free admission.
Hottest New Plants - Barbara Albertus, manager of the Durham Garden Center
Container Gardening - Michelle Wallace, Durham County Extension Agent
Repellents - Marilyn Cox, owner of I Must Garden
Plant Propagation - Sara Smith, member of Duke Gardens’ volunteer propagation team
Vermicomposting - Rhonda Sherman, solid waste specialist in the N.C. State Dept. of Bio and Ag Engineering, and Lynne Nelson, Extension Master Gardener
Beekeeping - Donna Devanney, president of the Durham Beekeeping Club
Trees - John Monroe, owner of Architectural Trees
Orchid Care - Triangle Orchid Society
Shade Plants - Beth Kelly, owner of The Plant Lady
Rain Gardens - Laura Webb-Smith, Storm Water Educator for the City of Durham
Mulches, Compost and Stone - Emily Brogan, owner of The Rock Shop
General gardening advice - Master Gardener Volunteers of NC Extension
Cooking demo - Susan Walter Sink, the Tarheel Foodie, LLC
Growing and Using Herbs - Lisa Treadaway, owner of The Little Herb House
Bird Feeders, Houses & Equipment - Byron Schermerhorn of Wild Birds Unlimited