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Director's Note

By Mark Weathington, Director

It is finally time once again for the JC Raulston Arboretum/Juniper Level Botanic Garden Southeastern Plant Symposium (SEPS) presented by Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, and, after two years of online only, we are back baby! I for one can't wait to see friends and colleagues in person once again (don't worry, you can still join us remotely if you really want) and bask in two full days of all things plant-related. In celebration of being back, our rare plant auction is shaping up to be insane. A partial list of 200+ plants is on my computer now and it is a mind-bending collection of rare species, impossible to find cultivars, and even the very newest (and as yet unnamed) redbud release from Denny Werner, Ph.D., and the JCRA. The auction will go live on Jun 3, 2022, with a selection of plants and more will be added regularly throughout the week. If you can't make the symposium, you'll still be able to bid online but you'll miss half the fun.

Being back together for SEPS is a bit bittersweet as it will be the last hurrah for two of our most dedicated and knowledgeable team members, Christopher Glenn and Douglas Ruhren. Chris has been a major factor in making the JCRA what it is today and his work has furthered the mission and goals of the Arboretum in too many ways to count. Beyond his work in education, Chris is the primary contact for 100s (1000s?) of our members and supporters—including everyone reading this e-Update. He is the face and name they think of first when considering the JCRA and a major reason they trust and rely on us. Chris's 22+ years here have been ones of constant change and growth and the JCRA, our members, and myself personally are better for the opportunity to work and learn with and from Chris. Chris's absence will leave a major hole in our JCRA team but he has set us up to take his impactful work and continue the trajectory he has blazed for over two decades.

While Chris is currently our longest continually employed staff member, Douglas Ruhren has been a mainstay of the JCRA since its first decade as both a vital volunteer and later on staff when he stepped in to help fill the chasm created by the untimely passing of J. C. in 1996. His long term commitment and service in the garden has been vital to us but after working with Doug for the past many years, I know his incredible depth of knowledge, patient mentorship, and clearoften dryly wittycommunication is how he has made the biggest and longest lasting impact and made so many of us better gardeners.

Chris and Doug will be leaving the JCRA in mid and late June, respectively, and we are losing two of the most important figures in the evolution of the JCRAones that have been nearly synonymous with the JCRA and its legacy of excellence. People like Doug and Chris are never replaceable but they have both made us immensely better as an organization and provided the framework for us to continue onward and upward. While we hate to see either of them go, their contributions to the JCRA will continue beyond them and are part of the solid foundation on which our incredible organization is built.

See you in the garden.
Rare Plant Auction

Friday, June 3 Opens at 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 11 Closes at 4:30 PM

The JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden's Rare Plant Auction is going to be our biggest and best auction to date. When the auction goes live on Friday, we'll have over a hundred plants ready for bidding.
Plants will be added as we get them (possibly daily), including during the Southeastern Plant Symposium because when cool plant people get together, they bring cool plants to share.

Auction proceeds benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Tony & Anita Avent Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment. Funds supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum are managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Tax ID 56-6049304.
Summer Is Here

By Elizabeth Overcash, Children's Program Coordinator

June for many families marks the end of another school year and the beginning of summer vacation. For the Children's Program, it means new faces and weeks filled with laughter, excitement, and campers!

It's our 9th summer offering summer camps at the Arboretum. The first summer of camp was a small offering of four camps with only 29 campers. This summer, there are eight weeks of camp with over 100 campers attending! We are hosting campers as young as four years old all the way through rising eighth graders. Some of our former campers are coming back to be counselors in training. Their love for the gardens and camps is sure to help another year of campers fall in love with the Arboretum!

We are also welcoming back other familiar faces to camp this year. This summer, we will have both Ashley Thompson and Alexis Tennant as summer camp teachers. Ashley has been with the summer camps since 2017 and Alexis was our summer education intern in 2019. Both are elementary school teachers in Wake County and excited to spend the summer in the gardens with our campers. A new face with summer camps is this year's summer intern, Ashley. She's a student at NC State University and ready to meet all the campers!

If you visit the gardens this summer, keep an eye out for the next generation of gardeners, nature explorers, and scientists filling the gardens with life and making summer memories.

Member Seed Distribution Update

By Kathryn Wall, Membership and Volunteer Manager

Over 700 of you requested seed in our first ever Member Seed Distribution, and the last envelopes have been put in the mail coming to you very soon. We've enjoyed your excitement when coming to pick up your seed over the last few weeks. Many members said it was fun to not know exactly which seeds they were given from the list of choices. So go out there and have fun experimenting with your seed starting. Don't forget to share your growing adventures with us by e-mail or by tagging us on social media.

A special thanks for the hundreds of hours of effort it took by our seed collecting and packing volunteers. Mary Leonhardi heads up that volunteer team, and they are eagerly planning to make it better in 2023!
Southeastern Plant Symposium Invitation

Presented by Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs

By Arlene Calhoun, Assistant Director

Join fellow plantaholics, plant geeks, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel to rethink and reinvigorate modern landscapes. We’re talking plants outside our backdoors to plants around the world, low input but high impact performers, super-functional and beautiful to native, rare and unusual. Don’t miss this two-day deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world.

Our rare plant auction is your chance to get your hands on some of the most exciting plants available today. Pssst, just in, one of Denny Werner’s newest unnamed redbuds has just entered the auction. We’re talking serious plant lust with over 300 entries in this year’s auction.


Friday, June 10

8:00 AM

9:00 AM
Tony Avent, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum

9:15 AM
Kelly D. Norris, Three Oaks Garden
"Consilience: At the Intersections of Horticulture, Ecology, Design, and Curation"

10:15 AM
Break Sponsored by Leaf & Limb

10:30 AM
Peter Zale, Longwood Gardens
"Noteworthy Plants from the Research and Conservation Program at Longwood Gardens"

11:30 AM
Lunch Sponsored by Plant Development Services

1:30 PM
Adam Black, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum"The Botanical Riches of Texas: A Gold Mine for Southeastern Horticulture"

2:00 PM
Patrick McMillan, Juniper Level Botanic Garden
"Palmetto State Perennials for Southeastern Gardens"

3:00 PM
Break Sponsored by North Carolina Farm Bureau

3:15 PM
Dan Hinkley, Windcliff
"Perennial Pleasures from a Pacific Northwest Garden"

4:15 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM
Eleftherios Dariotis, Horticulturist and Owner, Mesogeia Eleftheriotis
"The Mediterranean Flora Swarm into Horticulture: Bringing New and Exciting Plants from Greece and Around into Gardening"

8:30 PM

Saturday, June 11

8:00 AM

9:00 AM
Tony Avent, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum

9:15 AM
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden
"Baptisia—The Redneck Lupine"

9:55 AM
Hayes Jackson, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama A&M University
"Welcome to the Jungle … Creating a Tropical Oasis Beyond the Tropics"

10:35 AM
Break Sponsored by PermaTill

11:05 AM
Shannon Currey, Hoffman Nursery
"Sedges Step Into the Spotlight"

11:45 AM
Richard Hawke, Chicago Botanic Garden
"Proving Their Worth: Plant Evaluation Trials at Chicago Botanic Garden"

12:25 PM

1:45 PM
Janice Swab, Meredith College
"From Witches to Women Botanists in the Southeastern US: A Brief History"

2:25 PM
Ian Caton, Wood Thrush Natives
"Rare Plants and Plant Communities of the Appalachian Region"

3:05 PM
Break Sponsored by North Creek Nurseries

3:35 PM
Adrienne Roethling, Paul J. Ciener Botanic Garden
"Tied Up and Twisted: Plants That Weave, Scramble, and Meander"

4:15 PM
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum
"Perennial Pursuits—In Search of the Overlooked and Underknown"

4:30 PM
Auction closes

4:55 PM
Concluding remarks and plant auction details
Tony Avent, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights NurseryMark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum

5:00 PM
Auction checkout

For more information or to register, please visit or contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or
*Early registration ends on Friday, June 3.
Calling All Hoarders

By Dennis Carey, Curator

Part of being the plant records keeper here at the JC Raulston Arboretum involves occasionally doing some historical sleuthing. Our database is huge and contains tons of excellent information but there are gaps, holes, and fuzzy spots that appear as the years pass. I have already found some great supplemental information in J. C.’s writings from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly his old NCSU Arboretum Newsletters and Southern Nursery Association Proceedings (like this one).

To that end, I’d like to put out a call to all of you who may have collected the JC Raulston Arboretum's Current Plantings document over the decades to let me study them. I am interested in all years from 1976 to 2019. I’d like to borrow your copy and digitize it so I may refer to it in the future.

If you have anything like this, please contat me at
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Educational Program Highlights

By Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

The JCRA has something for everyone, especially you! Join us for in-person and online educational programs that are sure to make your skills bloom! Spaces are limited so register today to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Plant Parenthood: From Planting to Pest Management
Bryce Lane, NC State University
Mondays, June 6–August 8 – 6:30 PM
(No class on July 4 and July 25)
In Person and Online

This class focuses on eight of the most important gardening tasks that we gardeners need to understand and perform correctly. Each week will be devoted to learning how to best perform a specific cultural practice. Topics include the following: plant selection, bed preparation, planting, water and water relations, fertilizing and nutrition, pruning, potting and repotting, and pest management.
Time Tested Plants: Tried and True Performers in the Garden
Bryce Lane, NC State University
Saturday, June 18 – 9:00 AM
In Person and Online

With new plants being introduced at breakneck speed, there is a great emphasis on buying the latest and greatest plants. The long-term success of these new plants is questionable at best, resulting in frustration and uncertainty among gardeners. Although newly introduced plants create excitement in the gardening world, we shouldn't forget those time tested plants that, for years, have been predictably thriving in our gardens. This class covers many of the most time-tested plants that Bryce believes gardeners should seriously consider growing.

Photography Walk
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
Thursday, June 30 – 10:00 AM
In Person

Bright sun produces hot spots and deep shadows that can make garden photography challenging. In this session, Mary Louise will discuss and demonstrate how to control the lighting conditions in the garden to enable great photography all day long. She will explain how to use tools like daytime fill-flash, translucent diffusers, and opaque reflectors to create beautiful lighting for your scene. Afterwards, participants will apply these new skills photographing in the Arboretum's gardens.

Landscape Color and Professional Field Day
Presented by NC State's Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum
    Thursday, July 14  – 9:00 AM

      Join us for the 2022 Landscape Color and Professional Field Day for a day filled with helpful information for green industry professionals. The subject matter is across the board, giving professionals a wide variety of interesting topics they'll find useful in their daily tasks.

      Photography Walk
      "Focus Stacking Technique: Macro Photography with Full Depth-of-field Control"
      Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
        Saturday, July 16 – 8:30 AM

          In the close-up environment of macro photography, it is not possible to get sharp shots from front to back of deep flowers like lilies due to inherent technical limitations that produce shallow depth-of-field for this situation. However, full control of depth-of-field is possible using the focus stacking photography technique. This technique involves taking multiple shots of the same subject, each focused at different points and then using software to combine the multiple images to make a single image with the combined depth-of-field of all the shots.

          Hypertufa Trough Workshop
          Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
            Saturday, July 23 – 9:00 AM

              Hypertufa troughs were developed in England as an alternative to old stone sinks which were used to feed and water livestock. They provide excellent drainage and can highlight those special small plants that you have! A planted trough can be a garden unto itself. Participants will mix the ingredients, build a container, and learn how to release a finished container from its mold.

              Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
              Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
                Saturday, July 23 – 1:00 PM

                  This two-hour workshop will teach you everything you need to know about how to prepare your leaf, mix the concrete medium, and mold a natural leaf sculpture to hang on an inside wall or use outside in a garden.

                  For more information about these programs, please click on the links above or write
                  Intern Introductions

                  By Carly Dressen, Development Assistant; Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager; and the Summer Interns

                  Thank you to everyone who gave to the Student Internship Program this spring's crowdfunding project! Your gifts helped to support the salary of one of this year's summer interns for 13 weeks of work.

                  The internship program runs from May to August each summer and gives the next generation of horticultural leaders a chance to gain valuable experience in one of the most diverse plant collections in the country.

                  Just a few weeks ago, our summer interns began working with the JCRA staff and we are excited to introduce this great crew (presented left to right in the above photograph) to you:

                  Matthew Steele

                  My name is Matthew Steele and I am from Niceville, Florida. I developed a great passion for trees and plants when I was twelve years old and have been learning nonstop since. Coming from Florida, I have been enjoying and loving learning about the flora in North Carolina, especially at the Arboretum. I am planning to attend the University of Florida this fall for a bachelor's degree in plant science with an emphasis in greenhouse and landscape industries. My top career interests are working at a botanical garden, developing new plant cultivars, promoting underused plant species, and landscaping. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity here at the JC Raulston Arboretum to help broaden my experience and knowledge. I have really enjoyed working with the staff and other interns so far.

                  Michael Entwistle

                  Hello! My name is Michael Entwistle and I'm a senior in horticulture at NC State University. I first became interested in plants in middle school when I participated in Envirothon, which is an environmental science competition that showed me how nerdy I truly was. Now in college, I get to see where that first love of the natural world took me, and it's been super fun so far. I'm really excited to finish out my studies at State, and, of course, I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer at the JCRA!

                  Morgan Bacon

                  Hi! My name is Morgan Bacon, I'm a junior at NC State studying horticultural science with concentration in landscape design. I'm really interested in sustainability and foodscapes. I became interested in horticulture as a kid building raised beds with my father to grow our own fruits and vegetables. At the end of 2020, I got really into house plants and have had a lot of fun filling the inside and outside of my house with plants. I'm really excited to learn about the landscape design of the Arboretum as well as greenhouse/nursery management. I'm so excited and grateful to be spending the summer at JCRA.

                  Dylan Winstead

                  My name is Dylan Winstead, and I am a born and raised Raleigh native currently attending NC State for horticulture and landscape design. One of my end goals is to make Raleigh a better and more green city than when I found it. I nerd out over plants, music, and books and could talk on these subject for as long as people listen (usually not that long). My career goals are to start my own design firm and create a name for myself in the industry.

                  Danielle Clade

                  Hi everyone! I’m Danielle and I'm currently studying horticultural science at NC State. I've always had a love and interest in plants and gardening, which was initially instilled by my parents and grandparents since they always gardened while I was growing up. As someone who grew up around Raleigh, I've always been familiar with JCRA and enjoyed visiting it over the years. I'm super excited for my internship this summer, not only because I get to work at the Arboretum, but also because I know it will provide lots of great learning opportunities and experience!

                  Ashley Bertles

                  Hi, my name is Ashley Bertles and I am so excited to be the Children's Program education intern for this summer! I am from Raleigh and I am a rising junior at NC State studying learning design and technology. My dream career is to work in the EdTech industry as an instructional designer. I have a huge passion for education, so I am so excited to be part of the Children's Program at the Arboretum! This summer, I am most looking forward to the summer camps and teaching the campers all about nature!

                  You have now been introduced to this summer's interns. As gardens manager, I must say that it is always extremely valuable to have the increased labor force that five interns represent. I know that both Tim and I have really enjoyed this year's crop. And I might add, that coming into this job in October 2017, I did not know what a pleasure it would be to work with these bright, interesting, and kind young adults. They have always given me hope for the future of horticulture and the world. A tremendous thank you to those of you who have made this possible through your financial support!

                  If you have any questions on how to support the Student Internship Program, please contact Alycia Thornton at
                  The Fascination with Fasciation

                  By Dennis Carey, Curator

                  Working here at the JC Raulston Arboretum is a fun and exciting job. Every day, I get to work with excellent people and learn about new plants. And occasionally, I get to see some pretty unusual things. Sometimes, they are comical, like the day someone drove a car through our (open) pedestrian gate and did not stop until they reached the steps near the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center. Or they are entertaining, like the day a squirrel tore into a sack lunch that we had left out for a children’s program and stole an entire sandwich. Or poignant, like the family that comes to take graduation photographs of their child in the garden. And then there are the just plain weird things that I get to see.

                  I recently had a photograph show up in my inbox of a Digitalis (foxglove) with a bizarre flower. The photograph was sent by a gardener, Scott Miller, who wanted to know what kind of mutation his plant had.

                  The flower stalk of a foxglove is normally about the diameter of a celery stalk, round in cross-section with small leaves along its length and 20–40 bell-shaped flowers symmetrically distributed around the upper half. The photograph I was looking at was a freakish flower stalk about 4”–5” wide and flat with over 100 flowers irregularly crammed in along its length.

                  Are we looking at some sort of secret government gamma ray experiment (The Hulk of foxgloves), or an alien plant from Mars (feed me Seymour!), or has some weird hybrid foxglove/cactus spontaneously erupted in this yard? Sadly, it is not any of these things … otherwise Scott would be rich.

                  This malformation is a fairly common event called fasciation. Fasciation is a type of deformity where the growing tip of a plant becomes misshapen. Normally, the cells of the growing tip of a plant are a cylindrical and radially symmetrical cluster that divide in a precise manner to generate roots, stems, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Cell division is controlled by genes that produce growth hormones to grow tissue specific cell types in a precisely choreographed ballet that results in normal growth. But as we all know from our own warts, moles, and weird, long, white eyebrow hairs (that one is personal), normal growth is not always what you get.

                  In the case of fasciation, something occurs that causes the growing point to become elongated and misshapen perpendicular to the direction of growth. As a result, all the structures generated from that growing point are malformed. What is this something that triggers fasciation? There are several causes, including heat stress, chemical exposure, UV radiation from the sun, mechanical damage from insect feeding, or infection by a fungus, bacteria, or virus. Sometimes, a genetic mutation in the DNA of the plant results in fasciation that is heritable from parent to child.

                  The result, in Scott’s case, was a malformed flower stalk that was more like five flower stalks mashed together into a misshapen pad. Digitalis happens to be a genus where fasciation occurs more frequently than in other plants.

                  This peculiar sort of growth is rare, but when you grow 50,000 plants, even rare events can be seen with some regularity. Usually, these abnormalities are pruned out and the public is never the wiser. The plant itself is not harmed by the presence of fasciations, and, in most cases, pruning out the offending structure cures the problem. Even the infection based fasciations don’t spread very easily and are isolated to just a single plant and its offsets. Those of you who spend a lot of time in large gardens and have sharp eyes are likely to come across fasciations a few times a year.

                  I have seen fasciation occur in stems (as with Scott’s Digitalis) and also in flower heads where the flower becomes weirdly contorted and doubled. The first fasciation I ever saw was when I was a horticulture student working in an overly hot greenhouse and it was on a gerber daisy flower that was heat stressed. Since then, I’ve also seen deformed, palm-sized strawberries that were the result of fasciation during fruit formation. Fasciations have been recorded in hundreds of species of plants all over the plant kingdom including ferns, conifers, lilies, cacti, broccoli, and roses. The JCRA photograph database contains a few examples of fasciation. And of course a Google image search for fasciation reveals thousands of amazing photos of this phenomenon.

                  For collectors of the weird, there is even a market for plants with heritable fasciations. These are usually termed "crested" growth and can be seen in the so called brain or cockscomb Celosias, crested conifers, and crested cacti. Our recent Raulston Blooms! plant sale featured a crested succulent called Sinocrassula from a fasciation.

                  Even though fasciations are grotesqueries of the plant world, they are still amazing to behold. These weird, wonderful deformities are fun to encounter and suitable for gardens with themes influenced by Dali or Geiger.
                  Magnolia stellata 'Chrysanthemumiflora'
                  Upcoming Events, Programs, and Sales

                  Plant Buggy Sales
                  Daily at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center
                  Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
                  Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
                  In Person

                  Gardening 101
                  "Transplanting in Hot Weather"
                  Douglas Ruhren, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Wednesday, June 1 – 3:00 PM

                  Garden Storytime
                  Friday, June 3 – 10:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist (in person)

                  Propagation Workshop
                  Christopher Todd Glenn and Sophia McCusker, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Saturday, June 4 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist (in person)

                  Plant Parenthood: From Planting to Pest Management
                  Bryce Lane
                  Mondays, June 6 through August 8 – 6:30 PM
                  No Class on July 4 and July 25)
                  In Person and Online
                  Register (in person and online)

                  Plant-lover's Tour
                  "The Xeric Garden"
                  Douglas Ruhren, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Tuesday, June 7 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person

                  Midweek with Mark
                  "Highlights of the Plant Auction"
                  Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Wednesday, June 8 – 3:00 PM

                  I Spy! Tour
                  Thursday, June 9 – 9:30 AM
                  In Person
                  Register (in person)

                  Southeastern Plant Symposium
                  Presented by Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs
                  Friday, June 10 – 9:00 AM
                  Friday, June 10 – 6:00 PM (optional dinner)
                  Saturday, June 11 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person and Online
                  Register (in person and online)

                  I Spy! Morning Walk
                  Bees and Butterflies
                  Friday, June 10 – 10:00 AM
                  In Person

                  Garden Critters
                  Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist

                  I Spy! Tour
                  Tuesday, June 14 – 9:30 AM
                  In Person

                  Evening Garden Stroll
                  Tuesday, June 14 – 4:30 PM
                  Tours at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
                  In Person

                  Deeper in the Garden
                  "Asparagaceae, the Asparagus Family"
                  Douglas Ruhren, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Wednesday, June 15 – 3:00 PM

                  Time Tested Plants: Tried and True Performers in the Garden
                  Bryce Lane
                  Saturday, June 18 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person and Online
                  Register (in person and online)

                  Nature Detectives
                  Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist

                  I Spy! Tour
                  Tuesday, June 21 – 9:30 AM
                  In Person

                  Plant-lover's Tour
                  "The Xeric Garden"
                  Douglas Ruhren, JC Raulston Arboretum
                  Wednesday, June 22 – 3:00 PM

                  I Spy! Tour
                  Thursday, June 23 – 9:30 AM
                  In Person

                  I Spy! Morning Walk
                  Art in the Garden
                  Friday, June 24 – 10:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist

                  Backyard Farm
                  Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1 – 9:00 AM
                  In Person
                  Full—Join the Waitlist

                  Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
                  "Seasonal Plants in Container Gardens: Thrills, Spills, and Fills"
                  Tracy Thomasson, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Wake County
                  Monday, June 27 – 10:00 AM
                  In Person and Online
                  Registration opens soon

                  I Spy! Tour
                  Tuesday, June 28 – 11:00 AM
                  In Person

                  Horticulture Hour
                  JCRA Staff
                  Wednesday, June 29 – 3:00 PM

                  Photography Walk
                  "Controlling Light to Enable Photographing in the Garden All Day"
                  Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
                  Thursday, June 30 – 10:00 AM
                  In Person

                  Denotes a children's program.

                  Many programs require advance registration. Please register early to reserve your spot.

                  Magnolia ×loebneri 'Merrill'
                  Coming Attractions

                  By Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
                  Forsythia giraldiana 'Golden Times'
                  Fuchsia 'Sanifpeco'
                  Angel Earrings Preciosa
                  Cornus florida subsp. urbiniana
                  Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kompeito'
                  Double Delights Star Gazer
                  bigleaf hydrangea
                  Corylopsis glabrescens var. gotoana
                  Crinum ×herbertii 'Schreck'
                  hybrid crinum-lily
                  Magnolia 'Raspberry Ice'
                  Cornus hongkongensis 'Gekkou'
                  moonshine evergreen dogwood
                  Cercis chinensis 'Kay's Early Hope'
                  Suncredible Saturn sunflower
                  Fothergilla gardenii 'Suzanne'
                  Dahlia 'Datretten'
                  Dalina Maxi Tampico garden dahlia
                  Narcissus 'Sweet Smiles'
                  Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'
                  Flame Thrower eastern redbud
                  Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
                  Alstroemeria 'Casablanca'
                  Peruvian lily
                  YouTube Channel Update

                  By Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator

                  Five educational programs were recorded in April and were posted to our YouTube channel. Receive announcements about our latest additions by subscribing to our YouTube channel. Click on the bell icon to adjust your frequency settings from occasional notifications to all notifications and vice versa.
                  video poster for Plant-lover's Tour (in person)
                  video poster for Gardening 101
                  video poster for Midweek with Doug
                  video poster for Deeper in the Garden
                  video poster for Plant-lover's Tour (online)
                  Photography by Tim Alderton, Nancy Doubrava, Chris Glenn, Scott Miller, Kristi Traynor, Ira Tucker, unknown, Kathryn Wall, and Jeanne Wilkinson
                  Christopher Todd Glenn
                  Programs and Education Coordinator
                  NC State University
                  Campus Box 7522
                  Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
                  (919) 513-7005

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