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June 2014 JCRA e-Update

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Ted Bilderback

Saying Farewell to Ted

By Anne M. Porter, Director of Development

You are cordially invited to a reception honoring Ted Bilderback on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Ted has led the JC Raulston Arboretum since 2009, and he is retiring from a distinguished 37 year career at NC State University to have more time with his new grandsons and enjoy new adventures with his wife, Linda. He might even be found up-a-tree more often—enjoying nature, not demonstrating pruning 101!

Ted has advised, mentored, and taught hundreds of students, volunteers, and green industry professionals, including 25 graduate students. His contributions to NC State and the NC's green industry are too numerous to list, but Ted leaves a lasting legacy of leading the development of the JCRA Children’s Program.
Ted and Linda Bilerback

Honoring Ted

By Anne M. Porter, Director of Development

What a great way to honor Ted by supporting the new Linda and Theodore “Ted” Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children’s Program.

The JCRA Children's Program has taken off since its 2011 beginning. In 2013, there were 55 programs offered with 1,494 participants, and these numbers continue to rise in 2014. Children are the future of our green industry and our green planet. Your investment in this new endowment will help grow the next generation into good and thoughtful stewards of the green world.

Special thanks to the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association (NCNLA) and the Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association that have both pledged challenge gifts benefiting the new endowment. What a great way to help us reach the $25,000 endowment goal.

To make your secure online gift to this new endowment, please visit—or make checks payable to The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. (noting Bilderback Endowment) and mail to: JC Raulston Arboretum; Campus Box 7522; Raleigh, NC 27695-7522.

For more information, please contact Anne Porter at (919) 513-3826 or

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A Special Dedication

By Anne M. Porter, Director of Development

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, the JC Raulston Arboretum will celebrate the renovation of the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and the installation of the Legacy Bricks. Everyone is invited! Please RSVP by June 30, 2014, to or (919) 513-3826.

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Sizzling Summer Celebration

Cool Designs at the Chihuly Garden and Glass—A Dinner and Presentation with Richard Hartlage

Friday, June 13, 2014 – 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

By Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the JC Raulston Arboretum on one of the longest nights of the year. Join us for a summer BBQ in the garden at its peak summer show and a lecture presented by Richard Hartlage, the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus for Horticultural Science at NC State and hybridizer of 'Hartlage Wine' sweetshrub. As the sun sets, cool off on the rooftop of the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center with a refreshing ice cream social featuring NC State's Howling Cow ice cream.

For more information or to register, please call Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005.

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Coming Attractions

By Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

Cynara cardunculus [Scolymus Group] 'Green Globe'

Cynara cardunculus [Scolymus Group] 'Green Globe'
globe artichoke

Echinacea 'Firebird'

Echinacea 'Firebird'
hybrid coneflower

Zephyranthes flavissima

Zephyranthes flavissima

Gladiolus 'Flevo Kosmic'

Gladiolus 'Flevo Kosmic'
hybrid gladiolus

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Perfection'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Perfection'
bigleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea 'Summer Frost'

Hydrangea 'Summer Frost'
hybrid hydrangea

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'

Cornus elliptica 'Elsbry' (Empress of China™)

Cornus elliptica 'Elsbry' (Empress of China™)
evergreen flowering dogwood

YouTube Channel

By Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

No new videos were recorded in May. However, we were able to post the video from April that we were waiting for approval. And, as always, past videos are also available.

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"The Horticultural Legacy of John L. Creech" - Leah Chester-Davis, Extension Communication Specialist, NC State University - April 19, 2014

June Events

Plantsmen's Tour
"Monocot Madness—Grasses, Lilies, and Elephant Ears"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Tuesday, June 3
9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Ongoing Programs
Can You Find Cami?
Thursday, June 5
10:00 AM

Propagation Workshop
Saturday, June 7
9:00 AM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
Saturday, June 7
11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, June 8
11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Sizzling Summer Celebration
Cool Designs at the Chihuly Garden and Glass—A Dinner and Presentation with Richard Hartlage
Friday, June 13
6:00 PM

Ongoing Programs
Can You Find Cami?
Saturday, June 14
11:00 AM

Summer Garden Camp
"Nature Detectives"
Monday–Thursday, June 16–19
9:00 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Julia Kornegay, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science, NC State
Thursday, June 19
7:30 PM

Saying Farewell to Ted Bilderback
Friday, June 20
5:00 PM

Herbaceous Perennials Propagation Workshop
Douglas Ruhren, Ironwood Gardens and JCRA Volunteer
Saturday, June 21
9:00 AM

Garden Storytime
Friday, June 27
10:30 AM

Botanical Illustration Class
"Drawing in Nature I: An Introduction to Botanical Illustration"
Preston Montague
Saturday, June 28
9:00 AM

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