Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
- Sunday, December 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm–5:00 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. Over one hundred different cultivars of poinsettias—including numerous new experimental cultivars—will be on display. Stop by to see and take photographs in front of 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.
Nathan and Faith Jahnke
Nathan and Faith Jahnke moved to North Carolina in August 2015 for Nathan to study horticulture as a graduate student at NC State University. Their mutual interest in music brought them together at North Dakota State University. As violinists, both were members of the University Symphony Orchestra during their undergraduate degrees. They were married on August 1, 2015, before packing up and moving to Raleigh. Faith works as a roadway designer at Summit Design and Engineering Services. Nathan received his M.S. in horticulture under John Dole, Ph.D., and is now working toward his Ph.D. on postharvest handling of cut flowers. Both have been involved in multiple orchestral groups throughout their lives and enjoying making music together.
Joy Recorder Ensemble
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, Sandy Lin, Jean Bernard Luc, Chia-Fei Wang, and Kuy-may Wu.
- Advance registration is not available.
- Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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- Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
- Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.