Monday, August 1, 2016

August/September Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

A History of Gardening will be taught by Bryce Lane for seven weeks beginning Sept. 12 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Pictured: Early Italian Renaissance garden design for the Villa Petraia.

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

Thursday, Sept. 8, 4-5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9,  1-3 p.m.
Berries and Seeds for the Birds
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2:30-4 p.m.
Stefan Bloodworth, curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens
Saturday, Sept. 24, 8-12 Noon
Cooking from the Garden: Autumn Savory Salsas and Spreads
Monday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Boosting the Bloom: Perennial Gardens
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4
Hilary Nichols, Garden Manager, SEEDS, Inc.

Durham Garden Forum:  All the Worlds' a Mushroom: The Largests Organism on Earth
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30-8 p.m.   
Cheralyn Schmidt, area agent, agriculture – horticulture, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center
JC Raulston Arboretum
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC.

Plantsmen's Tour: "40th Anniversary Tour—Scramblers and Ramblers"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Chrisotpher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9–10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. – Entries Accepted
Saturday, Aug. 20, 7–8:30 p.m. – Opening Reception

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers:  "Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening"
Rich Woynicz, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, August 22, 10–Noon

Plantsmen's Tour:  "40th Anniversary Tour—JCRA Introductions"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, September 6, 9-10:30 a.m. and 6–7:30 p.m.   

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture:  "The Foodscape Revolution"
Brienne Gluvna Arthur
Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30-9 p.m.

History of Gardening
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, and Nov. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Creating a Sustainable Urban Wildlife Habitat for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
Helen Yoest, Director, Bee Better
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture:  "Cactus: More Native Than You Think"
Michael Papay, Piedmont Chapter Member
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10–11:30 a.m.

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers:  "Pruning Woodies and Small Trees"
Brian Purvis, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, Sept. 26, 10–Noon

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

Flying Jewels in the Garden: The Science of Hummingbird Banding
with Susan Campbell, Naturalist
Sunday, Aug. 14, 1-5 p.m.

"How You Can Help Birds Today in the Face of Climate Change"
will be presented by the North Carolina Audubon on Sept. 1 at the NCBG.

Pictured: the Piping Plover.
LUNCHBOX Talk: Chimney Swifts and People: Past, Present, and Future
with John Connors, Wildlife Biologist
Thursday, Aug. 25,  Noon-1 p.m.

LUNCHBOX Talk: How You Can Help Birds Today in the Face of Climate Change
Kim Brand, Audubon North Carolina, Bird-Friendly Communities Coordinator
Thursday, Sept. 1, Noon to 1 p.m.

Fall Flora
Ken Moore, NCBG Assistant Director
Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5, 26, (Inclement Weather Date: Nov. 2) from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

Lawn Care in the Piedmont: Success, Failures and Muddling Through
Sunday, Aug. 14, 3-4 p.m.
Presented by Charles Murphy
Durham County Public Library - South Regional Branch 4505 S Alston Ave.  Registration is required

Cool Season Vegetables
Sunday, Aug. 21, 3-4 p.m.
Presented by Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson, assisted by Winslow Carter
Durham County Public Library - South Regional Branch 4505 S Alston Ave.  Registration is required.

Getting Started: Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.   
Presented by Charles Murphy
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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