Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

Making your own Holiday greenery decorations will be offered at two different times at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Dec. 5.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St., Durham, NC.
Please call 919-668-1707 to register.

Holiday Greenery 
Dec. 5, 10-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

JC Raulston Arboretum
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC.
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture "Poinsettia: A 200-year Journey from Gangly Mexican Shrub to Christmas Icon"
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
James E. Faust, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University              
Open Studio: Exploring The Winter Garden
Dec. 5, 12 p.m.
Preston Montague, Artist and Landscape Designer 

Poinsettia Open House
Dec. 6, 1–5 p.m.

North Carolina Botanical Gardens 
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m.
Bring your lunch and join Nicolette Cagle for a discussion of Annie Dillard’s nonfiction book, 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'. This story is a first-person point of view, detailing the narrator’s explorations of nature and life in the area of Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The book records the narrator's thoughts on solitude, writing, and religion, as well as scientific observations on the flora and fauna she encounters. No prerequisite Fee: $15 ($13 NCBG member)
Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.
The Village Band performs a selection of pre-Christian and Christian winter carols. The Village Band was organized as a non-profit community concert band to promote classic town band music in the region, and includes about 60 members, from their teens to their 90s. Free. Pre-registration required.
Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m.
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
December is a great time to enjoy the trees of the UNC campus. Ken Moore will trace the footsteps of well-known horticulturist William L. Hunt who enjoyed leading an annual UNC Winter Campus Tree walk. Among the impressive mature specimens of broad-leaf evergreens and conifers are an amazing collection of evergreen holly species and cultivars. In addition to relating some of Mr. Hunt’s “tree stories,” Ken will use a selection of vintage photographs to show how the campus landscape has changed during the past 100 years. Fee: $15 ($13.50 NCBG members) Limit 20.

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