Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Spring Flowering Bulbs: To Perennialize or Not?"
Frankie Fanelli, Volunteer Coordinator

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

Spring flowering bulbs should be growing in every North Carolina piedmont garden! Frankie will discuss the best bulbs that have proven to perennialize in this area. She will make the case for those spring bulbs that do not return with vigor but are worth the annual show! The science of bulbs that every gardener should know will also be included. Both gardeners and travelers alike will enjoy the background photographs taken during an educational tour of the Holland bulb industry.

Frankie Fanelli is Curator of the JC Raulston Arboretum Paradise Garden and a Master's student in the Horticultural Science Department at NCSU. Her affinity for flowering bulbs began as a student and assistant to Gus DeHertogh, Ph.D., a leading flowering bulb physiologist. Frankie participated in an educational tour that focused on all aspects of the Holland bulb industry. She has conducted research on Lillium longiflorum cv. Nellie White that is currently being published. Her work experience has included many geophytes including Allium, Tulipa, Hippeastrum, Hyacinthus, Lillium, Narcissus, and Ornithogalum.

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.