Monday, August 31, 2015

September Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

Caterpillarology – The Study of Pollinator Precursors
will be held Sept. 20, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the NCBG.
Ornamental grasses are the focus of programs
 at all of the university gardens during September.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St., Durham, NC.
Please call 919-668-1707 to register.
Soil Preparation 
Sept. 13, 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 8, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 11, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The WOW Factor: Fall Containers 
Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Shade Gardening: Durham Garden Forum
Sept. 15, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sept. 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Course meets for 4 sessions

Cooking from the Garden: Fresh Autumn Salads 
Sept. 19, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Seeds of the Future
Sept. 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fall Plant Sale
Sept. 26, 8:00 a.m. to noon
JC Raulston Arboretum
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC.
Plantsmen's Tour : "Amber Waves"
Mark Weathington, Director
Sept. 1, 2015 – 9:00 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 7:30 p.m.  
Late summer is an ideal time to appreciate the texture and color of grasses in the landscape.
Sept. 17, 8:15 a.m.

Drawing in Nature III: Botanical Illustration with Watercolor
Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator
Sept. 19, 9:00 am
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture: "Deep-rooted Wisdom: Stories from Generations of Gardeners"
Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m. 
Sponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
Jenks Farmer

Landscape Potential III: Designing for Songbirds with Shrubs and Trees
Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator
Sept. 19, 1:00 p.m.
North Carolina Botanical Gardens
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Native Plants for Pollinators
Sept. 3, noon - 1:00 p.m.
Learn about some great native plants that will help support pollinators in your home landscape. This talk focuses on native perennials and shrubs that provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season, host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars to feed on, and grasses and other cover plants to provide habitat. FREE, pre-registration required.

Pollinator Garden Tours at Chatham Mills
Sept. 9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos and are FREE, open to the public, rain or shine. Meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro. For more information: FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Gardening for Pollinators
Sept. 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This workshop will help you recognize some native bees, understand their
relationships with plants, and support them with bee-friendly gardens. Appropriate for novice gardeners, but something for everyone—including plants to take home!

Native Seed Propagation
Sept. 12, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This workshop is intended for a broad audience. Learn seed propagation techniques for native perennials and woody plants. Topics include seed collection methods, post-collection handling, cleaning equipment and techniques, seed storage, seed sowing techniques, sowing media, cultural requirements of seedlings, and dormancy requirements.

Plein Air
Sundays, September, 13, October 11, 18, 25; 1:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Plein Air Painting in the Garden is an elective four-week course designed to teach the basic techniques and tools of painting outdoors using watercolor. The nature landscapes in the Botanical Garden serve as the subject for the paintings.

Bee Health in an Urban Landscape
Sept. 13, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This talk will describe how suburbanization of the landscape has affected bee biodiversity in Raleigh and Durham, NC and the pollination services bees provide to wild growing plants.

Sculpture in the Garden Preview Party
Sept. 19, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Preview Party will highlight the natural interplay between fine art and garden finery. Come meet the sculptors and celebrate the award winners.

Caterpillarology – The Study of Pollinator Precursors
Sept. 20, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join local naturalist Mike Dunn as he shares some of the secrets of the lives of local caterpillars. 

Landscape for Life
Saturdays September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 9:30 am - 12:00 p.m. 

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

WonderFest: Music and Magic in the Garden
Sept. 26, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wear your most magical costume and join us for a fun-filled evening of hands-on nature activities and music in the Garden!

Cooperative Extension

Lawn Care in the Piedmont: Success, Failures and Muddling Through
Sept. 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27713

Presentation by Charles Murphy
Register online at the Durham County Library website
 Click on "Events" to find the full calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up. You can also call the Information Desk at South Regional Library to register: 919-560-7410.  

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