Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Bold Plants for Timid Compositions"
Pam Baggett, Singing Springs Nursery

  • Thursday, January 18, 2001 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Many gardeners start small when thinking about plants. Miniature leaves, short stature, and gentle pastels seem safer somehow. Yet the most exciting gardens are those that venture beyond safety by increasing contrast--juxtaposing tiny leaves with giant ones, wee plants with towering giants, and tender colors with sultry, saturated ones. Learn about powerful herbaceous plants and plant combinations, both hardy and tender, that bring boldness into your gardens and create an excitingly vibrant visual feast.

Pam Baggett is the owner of Singing Springs Nursery, a mail-order nursery specializing in uncommon tender plants and choice perennials. She curates the entrance garden dedicated to tender plants at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Her articles on gardening have appeared in Horticulture, Fine Gardening, The American Gardener, and The American Cottage Gardener. Pam studied agriculture at NC State University and bio-intensive horticulture at the University of California at Santa Cruz Farm and Garden Program.

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.
Advance registration is not available.
Room 159, Kilgore Hall, NC State University.
Kilgore Hall is located on the southeast corner of Brooks Avenue and Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
Free parking is available in the Brooks Avenue lot located on the northeast corner of Brooks Avenue and Hillsborough Street.
Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this lecture.