North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture

Cohosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society

"Bulbs in Their Habitats"
Jane McGary, Past Editor, NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10:00 am11:30 am

Gardeners know that choosing a site for a plant involves more than the common "sun or shade." Soil, slope, and moisture are all taken into account. In the case of geophytes—plants with bulbs, corms, tubers, etc., that store nutrients during a dormant season—we must also consider the climatic cycle. Do the plants grow and flower in winter, spring, summer, or fall? Do they tolerate moisture during their dormant seasons? Understanding where geophytes come from is crucial to growing them well.

Tulipa clusiana

Free for North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) members and Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, otherwise $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, 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 lecture.