Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

"An Evening with the Plant Breeders" will be presented at the JC Raulston Arboretum Friday, Oct. 2. Photo by JCRA.

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

Cooking from the Garden: An Apple Pie with Homemade Flaky Piecrust 
Sat, Oct. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct. 10, 9-3 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m.

Tue, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m.
Course meets for 4 sessions

Tue, October 13, 2015, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Course meets for 2 sessions
Take a Halloween tour of Penny's Band Nature Preserve, by the NCBG, Oct. 31.
Photo by NCBG.

JC Raulston Arboretum
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC.

An Evening with the Plant Breeders
Friday, Oct. 2, 5:30–10 p.m.
Go behind the scenes with nationally recognized plantsmen who create, promote, and grow the hottest new ornamental varieties. 

Plant List Available—Updated September 30
Garden Conservancy's Open Days: "The Sandy Side of Raleigh"
Sat., Oct. 3, 9 a.m. 
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
Garden Conservancy's Open Days: "The Sandy Side of Raleigh"
Sun., Oct. 4, Noon
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sun., Oct. 4, 2 p.m. 
Plantsmen's Tour:  "Deadly Beauties"
Tues., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. 
Mark Weathington, Director 
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture:  "Spoons, Spiders, and other Spectacular Mums: Explore the 13 Classes of Chrysanthemums"
Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. 
Joan Matthews, President, Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society 
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture:  "A Plantsman's Pick: Best New Plants from European Nurseries"
Sat., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. 
Sponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
Jimi Blake, Hunting Brook Gardens

North Carolina Botanical Gardens
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
NCBG ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE – Members' Night Preview (You can become a member at the gate!)
Fri., Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.

NCBG ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE (open to the public and NCBG members)
Sat., Oct. 3, 9 a.m. - Noon 

Monarch Magic - FOR KIDS!
Sat., Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m.

Death camas, Toxicoscordion venenosum, and other "ghoulish plants"
 will be discussed at the NCBG, Oct. 29.
Edibles on Paper: Pumpkins in Watercolor
Sun., Oct. 4, 1:15-4:45 p.m. 

Piedmont Wildlife through the Seasons
 Sun., Oct. 4, 2:30-4 p.m.  

Field Sketching
Fridays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30; 1–4:30 p.m.

Early Autumn at Mason Farm
Sat., Oct. 10, 1-3:30 p.m.

Painting with Leaves on Fabric
Sat., Oct. 10, 2-4:30 p.m.

Native Plants for Shade
Sat., Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Plant Taxonomy
Sun., Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 15; 1:15–5 p.m. 

Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Sculpture in the Garden: A Marble Carver's Process
Wed., Oct. 28; Noon – 1 p.m. 

Pen and Ink
Wed., Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18; 1–4:30 p.m.

Cool and Ghoulish Plants 
Thurs., Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m.

Home Landscape Design Workshop
2 Saturdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7; 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Peak of Autumn at Penny's Bend
Sat., Oct. 31, 1-4 p.m. 
Cooperative Extension
Weeds, Water, and Words of Wisdom
Sun., Oct. 11, 3- 4 p.m. 
Presentation by Lissa Lutz and Andrea Laine
South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27713
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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