Midweek Programs Videos

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Deeper in the Garden - "Salvias"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 17, 2024.

Midweek with Interns - "Interns' Takeover"

Presented by Erica Wallace, Anthony Mills, John Carter, Eileen Gahan and Amelia Holdstock, 2024 Summer Horticulture Interns, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 10, 2024.

Gardening 101 - "Build Your Own Trough"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 8, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Phil Brindle of Triangle Orchid Society"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum; Phil Brindle, President, Triangle Orchid Society; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA on June 26, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "What Makes Our Japanese Garden Special"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 19, 2024.

Midweek with Blake - "Bonsai pt. 2"

Presented by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, and William Newman, Education Intern, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 12, 2024.

Top Plant Picks - "Mark's Top Picks"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 5, 2024.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - May, 29 2024

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on May 29, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Wayne Miles & Ariel Bushel of Raleigh Stormwater"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum; Ariel Bushel, Communications Analyst, Raleigh Stormwater; Wayne Miles, Stormwater Program Manager, Raleigh Stormwater on May 22, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "JCRA Introduction Plants"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on May 15, 2024.

Midweek with Mark - "Plants You Don't Realize Are Edible"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on May 8, 2024.

Top Plant Picks - "Tim's Picks for May"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on May 1, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring John Buettner of the NC State Fairgrounds"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum, John Buettner, Competitive Exhibits Coordinator, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on April 24, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "The Real Secret Life of Plants"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on April 17, 2024.

Midweek with Bernadette - "Long-lasting Annuals"

Presented by Bernadette Clark, Bedding Plant Trials Coordinator, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on April 10, 2024.

Gardening 101 - "Our Top Ten Questions Answered"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, Mark Weathington, Cardboard Cutout, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on April 3, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Piedmont Prairies: Featuring Annabel Renwick & Maegan Luckett"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum; Annabel Renwick, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens; Maegan Luckett, Horticulturist, Sarah P. Duke Gardens on March 27, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "Perennials You Can't Kill (And Some We Have)"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, Mark Weathington, Director, and Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on March 20, 2024 as part of our Day of Giving.

Midweek with Sophia - "Gardening with Kids"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, Lizzi Lathers, Former JCRA Horticulturist, Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, and special cameo from Elizabeth Overcash, Education & Communications Manager, JC Raulston Arboretum on March 13, 2024

Top Plant Picks - "Sophia's Top Picks"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on March 6, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Natural Community Gardening with Patrick McMillan"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum; Patrick McMillan, Horticulturist, Downtown Cary Park; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 28, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "Evergreen Asian Magnolias"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 21, 2024.

Midweek with Tim - "Spring Ephemerals"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 14, 2024.

Gardening 101 - "Tissue Culture 101"

Presented by Lis Meyer, Senior Lecturer, NC State University, Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 7, 2024.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - January 31, 2024

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator; Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture; Tim Alderton, Research Technician; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 31, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Tree Talk with Dr. Barb Fair"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum; Dr. Barbara Fair, Associate Professor and Landscape Extension Specialist, NC State University; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 24, 2024.

Deeper in the Garden - "Build Your Own Mist System at Home"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 17, 2024, with the pre-recorded segment filmed January 4, 2024.

Midweek with Mark - "New Year, New Plant Obsessions"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 10, 2024.

Top Plant Picks - "Tim's Top Picks"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 3, 2024.

Garden Conversations - "Global Exploration Featuring Janice Swab"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum; Dr. Janice Swab, Meredith College; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on December 20, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Well-mannered Replacements for Garden Thugs"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on December 13, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "December Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on December 6, 2023.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - November 29, 2023

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Dennis Carey, Curator, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on November 29, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Why We Gather Seed"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, Beth Cleveland and Mary Leonhardi, Seed Collection Volunteers, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on November 16, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Berries for Birds"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on November 8, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "November Gardening Tasks: Bonsai Edition"

Presented by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant and Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum on November 1, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Cut-Flower Talk Featuring John Dole"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum; Dr. John Dole, NC State University; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 25, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Grassy Plants"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 18, 2023.

Midweek with Greg - "Tool Maintenance"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 11, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "October Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 4, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Shannon Currey"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum; Shannon Currey, Izel Native Plants; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on September 28, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Big Honkin' Trees"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on September 20, 2023.

Midweek with Greg & Ann - "Horticulture and Mental Health"

Presented by Ann Church, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on September 13, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "September Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 2, 2023.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - August 30, 2023

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 30, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Brent Heath"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum, Brent Heath, Owner, Brent & Becky's Bulbs, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 23, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Groundcovers"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 16, 2023.

Midweek with Mark & Greg - "Gardening for Dogs"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Harvey & Gus, Dogs, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 9, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "August Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on August 2, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Anne Spafford"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum, Anne Spafford, Professor and Associate Department Head, NC State University, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 26, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Color Trials Walkthrough"

Presented by Bernadette Clark, Bedding Plant Trials Coordinator, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 19, 2023 with prerecorded segment filmed on July 14, 2023.

Midweek with Interns - "Interns' Takeover"

Presented by Andrew Paul, Emma Jones, Sarah Remington, and Evan Villani, 2023 Summer Horticulture Interns, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on July 12, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Featuring Brie Arthur"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum; Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Plant Lady; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 28, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Wolfgang the Corpse Flower"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum; Diane Mays, Teaching Support Specialist, Fox Greenhouses, NC State University; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA, on June 21, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Rare Plant Auction Highlights"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 15, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "June Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on June 7, 2023.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - May 31, 2023

Presented by (from left to right) Blake Wentley, Dennis Carey, Tim Alderton, and Greg Paige, (Education Assistant, Curator, Research Technician, and Director of Horticulture, respectively) on May 31, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Public Gardens & Native Plants Featuring Dan Stern"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Dan Stern, Director of Horticulture, North Carolina Botanical Garden, facilitated by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA on May 24, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "The Crevice Garden"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on May 17, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Top Ten Broadleaf Evergreens"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on May 10, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "May Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on May 3, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Weed Talk Featuring Joe Neal"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Joe Neal, Professor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist, NC State University, facilitated by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA on April 26, 2023

Deeper in the Garden - "Acer"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on April 19, 2023.

Midweek with Greg - "Privacy Through Planting"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on April 12, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "April Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, and Tim Alderton, Research Technician, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on April 5, 2023.

JCRA Horticulture Hour - March 29, 2023

Presented by (from left to right) Blake Wentley, Dennis Carey, Tim Alderton, Greg Paige, and Sophia McCusker (Education Assistant, Curator, Research Technician, Director of Horticulture, and Nursery Technician, respectively) on March 29, 2023.

Gardening Conversations - "Featuring Tony Avent"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Tony Avent, Proprietor, Juniper Level Botanic Garden on March 22, 2023

Deeper in the Garden - "Keeping Hellebores Happy"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on March 15, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Vietnam Travelogue"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on March 8, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "Protecting Plants From Cold"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum, on March 1, 2023.

Gardening Conversations - "Featuring Diane Mays"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Diane Mays, Teaching Support Specialist, Fox Greenhouses, NCSU, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA, on February 22, 2023.

Deeper in the Garden - "Auction Preview"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, Tim Alderton, Research Technician, with introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 15, 2023.

Midweek with Mark - "Daphne, Edgeworthia, and Relatives"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 8, 2023. Introduction by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JCRA, with special guest appearances by Brie Arthur and Tom Ranney, Horticulturists and Friends of the Arboretum.

Gardening 101 - "February Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician & Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 1, 2023.

Gardening Conversations - "Plants & Plans for the JCRA"

New gardens mean some older gardens must go. Visitors or passers-by will notice BIG CHANGES along the north edge of the JCRA as we create new and exciting spaces for new and exciting plants.

Deeper in the Garden - "Success with Spring Bulbs"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 18, 2023.

Midweek with Greg - "The Pleasure, Pain and Peril of Plant Collecting Near and Far"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 11, 2023.

Gardening 101 - "January Gardening Tasks"

Presented by Sophia McCusker, Nursery Technician & Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 4, 2023.

Garden Conversations - "Japanese Maples"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Arboretum Curator, and Jim Swanson, Coordinator of the Southeast region of the North American Branch of the Maple Society, on October 26, 2022.

Gardening 101: October Garden Tasks

There is a lot to do in the garden right now from dividing to cleaning up things going dormant. Join us to find out what our Horticulture crew has on their minds for the month of October, so you can garden alongside us with confidence!