Poinsettia Open House

Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA

  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 1:00 pm5:00 pm

NC State Floriculture is part of a national poinsettia program that tests poinsettia cultivars to determine which ones are best for consumers and for producers. You will have a chance to see these cultivars yourself and vote for your favorites. Approximately one hundred different cultivars of poinsettias—including numerous new experimental cultivars—will be on display. Stop by to see the famous 9' tall poinsettia tree. Enjoy poinsettia gardens and decorated poinsettias. Help us decide which poinsettias are North Carolina's favorites by voting for your favorite poinsettias.

Music

Listen to Christmas carols from around the world played by the Joy Recorder Ensemble while viewing the poinsettias. They'll begin at 1:00 PM and play through 5:00 PM with three 15 minute breaks. Musical instruments include recorders plus a hand drum, tambourine, and a glockenspiel. Members include Carrie Joy Bylina (director), Ruey Li, Jean Lin, Jean Bernard Luc, Chia-Fei Wang, and Kuy-may Wu.

Getting Dirty with Durham County Extension Master Gardeners Interview

The Durham County Master Gardeners interviewed John Dole for their Getting Dirty radio show. John's segment about poinsettias will air on Tuesday, December 2 at 2:00 PM on WCOM 103.5 FM. It will be available on their Web site the following day. John Dole is the head of the Department of Horticultural Science and is the coordinator of the poinsettia trials.

Cost
Free.
Registration
Advance registration is not available.
Location
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions
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Parking
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.