Monday, July 29, 2013

August Calender of Triangle Gardening Programs

Orchid Growers Day, August 3,
at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
NC Botanical Gardens
Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Home Landscape Design
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
JoAnn Overton, Landscape Designer

This workshop addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in this area. Participants learn how to approach a landscape design project, how to implement a plan with sustainable materials and finally, you will be given a list of native plants of this area frequently used in home landscapes. Specific topics will include analyzing the property for wind and sun orientation, a functional flow, and treating special features of your landscape. The concepts of sight line, public and private areas and "rooms" will be discussed. Fee: $35 ($30 NCBG members)

Soil Ecology
Dates: Saturdays, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Nicolette Cagle, Ecologist

This course is intended for a broad audience. Students are introduced to the complex world of soils including information on how they are formed, characterized, and populated by a wide array of organisms. An overview of soil types is presented, followed by the study of typical Piedmont soils and their properties. The various roles that soils play in both human society and ecological systems are discussed. No prerequisites. Fee: $125 ($115 NCBG members)

Dates: Saturdays, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Instructor: Olivia
Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist

This course is introductory in nature and designed for a broad audience. It is a fundamental core course for students enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. Basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology are covered. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples. There are also opportunities for making observations in the gardens. No prerequisites.Fee: $150 ($135 NCBG members)

JC Raulston Arboretum
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC

Orchid Growers Day
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
Date:  August 3, 10–4 p.m. – (Check In opens at 9:30 a.m.)

Plantsmen's Tour: "Perennials for Shade"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Date:  August 13, 9–10:30 a.m.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture: “Outlook for Turkey's Agriculture"
Date: August 15, 7:30–9 p.m.
S. Metin Kara, Ph.D. Department of Field Crops, Ordu University, Ordu, Turkey
Turkey, with a wide range of climatic conditions and rich natural resources, has a high agricultural potential which enables the cultivation of several crop species. Agriculture still plays an important role in the economy of Turkey, but its share has declining gradually in the last years. With increased research and investments in agriculture, productivity and profitability are expected to increase in the years ahead so that the country can economically benefit from its natural resources.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St., Durham, NC 27708  Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Walk on the Wild Side
Date:  August 1, 11:00 a.m.
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 and staff. Registration required (parking fees apply). To register, or for more information, please call 919-668-1707.

Durham Garden Forum
Meetings are held at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Tuesday Evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.
Membership is $25 for the year (which runs April – March) or each lecture is $10. No preregistration is required. Contact information is

(None listed for August 2013.)

NC Extension Gardener Seminars
Sundays. Complete program information at
Registration required, but free to the public.

Cool Season Vegetables
Date:  August 11, 3-4 p.m.
Location:  North Regional Library, Durham
Contact:  919.560.0231

Container Gardening Around the World
Date:  August 18, 3-4 p.m.
Location:  South Regional Library, Durham
Contact:  919.560.7409

Eggs Over Easy
Date:  August 25, 3-4 p.m.
Location:  East Regional Library, Durham
Contact:  919.560.0203

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