Saturday, April 6
I know I said the same thing last year, but it's true, our
keeps getting bigger and better. We just can't help ourselves! We enjoy offering our members access to a great selection of plants and the people who grow them! Be sure to check out Green Hill Farm, our newest addition.
Speaking of Green Hill Farms, poke bowls may be all the rage, but I'm more excited about Hosta Bob's hosta bowls that will be available from Green Hill Farm. They'll be featuring miniature hosta but will have others to choose from as well. Stop by and say hello to our newest plant vendor addition.
Mr. Maple, Superior Plants Nursery, Pine Knot Farms with John Lonsdale of Edgewood—The Lonsdale Garden, are back with their fabulous selections as are the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society with their plants, and Wake Audubon with their Planting for the Birds selection. Don't be surprise when you run into a JCRA staff member at their checkout registers. We can't resist either.
Grab your family and friends and come celebrate spring at the Arboretum.
This garden festival has something for everyone. Perennial favorites return—
19th Annual Birdhouse Competition
, garden talks, artists, family fun, bees, bugs, and, of course, Howling Cow ice cream.
Gardening Talk Schedule – Speakers Tent Great Lawn
10:30 AM –
"Living Acres: How to Help Support Pollinators in Your Garden and on Your Farm
," Jonathan Lelito, Ph.D., Team Leader, Insect and Plant Propagation, BASF
"Hentopia: More Eggs, Less Work,"
Frank Hyman, Author of
Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens
"Best Japanese Maples for the South," Matt and Tim Nichols, Mr. Maple,
"Plants for the South," Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
Remember, you have until Wednesday, April 3, to
place your preorder with Mr. Maple
. Just enter and apply JCRAPICKUP (all capital letters) as the discount code to waive
your shipping fee for plants to be picked up
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
on Friday, April 5 (Members-only Preview Sale), between 4:00 PM–7:00 PM or Saturday, April 6 during Raulston
Please be sure to tell everyone you can about his wonderful spring fund-raiser. The more, the merrier.