Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Esoteric, Exotic, or Enigmatic: Plants of Questionable Merit"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA

  • Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Let's face it, there are some strange, dubious, and downright worthless plant selections. The trainwreck's of the plant world, that despite your better judgment, you consider planting, with total disregard to your horticultural conscious. Of course, one gardener's trash, may be another gardener's treasure, so there just might be a place for these curios. Rather than pitching another the latest and greatest plant talk, we will take a look at the flotsam and jetsam of botanical collections to see which have potential, which need more work, and which should be pitched in the compost!

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advanced 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.