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Lasting Impression’s open garden and garden art sale

LASTING IMPRESSION’S OPEN GARDEN & GARDEN ART SALE!

Here’s a whole month notice!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18th from 10AM til 4PM.

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LASTING IMPRESSIONS
3RD SPRING OPEN GARDEN
ART AND PLANT SALE
Saturday,April 18th, 2009
10 am to 4 pm
4904 Hermitage Drive
Raleigh,NC 27612
hosted by Amelia Lane and Beth Jimenez
of Lasting Impressions

Please join Beth and Amelia in the gardens where artists will be displaying ceramic garden sculptures,crystalline glaze pots,stained glass pieces,hand made jewelry,hand thrown ceramic birdhouses,works in metal and hand cast leaf sculptures as well as tables,birdbaths,garden stakes and beautifully planted hypertufa trough gardens.
There will be plants for sale too!

So come and spend some time making new friends and
renew your spirit in the gardens
Beth and Amelia
According to Beth, “It’s always a great time and we look forward to seeing new and old friends at the show.”
I’ll be there!
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March 2009 – Raleigh area – garden events

EVENTS

GARDENING WITH CONFIDENCE

PLANS TO ATTEND


March 2009


RALEIGH

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Thursday, March 5th 7:30PM

“Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols”
Roy Dicks, Writer

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

FUQUAY-VARINA

Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 1:30 pm
Garden Writers Symposium & Book Signing

Meet local authors – P. Beck, Roy Dicks, Peter Loewer, Pam Baggett, and Bobby Ward
Lectures every half hour.  Book sales and autographs, good food, fun.  Free, but registration is required.
The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina.  (919) 552-0590, www.NelsasGardenHut.com

10 a.m.  Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols
Roy Dicks will read from his newest book and share biographical information on British writer Beverley Nichols.

10:45 a.m.  Bobby J. Ward, author of The Plant Hunter’s Garden and A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature

11:30 a.m.  Change How You Garden
Correct plant choices, rain catchment, soil amendment, decreasing turfgrass, and more sustainable gardening ideas from garden writer, lecturer and photographer Beck, author of Best Garden Plants for North Carolina.

12:15  Container Gardening and Native Plants
Peter Loewer is a longstanding writer and botanical artist for many gardening and natural history books.  His book The Wild Gardener was chosen as one of the best 75 gardening books of the 20th century by the American Horticultural Society.

1:00 p.m.  Pam Baggett, author of Tropicalismo!
Crazy for color? Gone bonkers over big leaves? The exotic colors and flagrant textures of tropical plants are just what you need.

BAHAMA, NC

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Architectural Trees

Spring Open House

Saturday, March 7  10 AM – 4 PM

6404 Amed Road

Bahama, NC  27503

919.620.0779

Architectural Trees


RALEIGH, NC

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Plant Delights Nursery Open House

Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 8 AM – 5 PM

9241 Sauls Road

Raleigh, NC 27603

Plant Delights Nursery

RALEIGH, NC

Guided Tour of the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sunday, March 8th 2:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC

Triangle Camellia Society Show

Saturday, March 14th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC

Guided Tour of the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sunday, March15th 2:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
March 19th (Part of the N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum)
“This One’s for the Birds: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden”
Bryce Lane, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

CHAPEL HILL, NC

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March 20-22

Spring Open House at Camellia Forest Nursery

919.968.0504

Camellia Forest

RALEIGH, NC

Guided Tour of the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sunday, March 22nd 2:00 PM

N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sunday, March 22nd Birdhouses on Display – 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC

Guided Tour of the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sunday, March 29nd 2:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
NC State University
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
(919) 515-3132

RALEIGH, NC

If you have an event you want to post, please send me an e-mail at helen@GardeningWithConfidence.com

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March 2009 – Raleigh area – garden events

EVENTS

GARDENING WITH CONFIDENCE

PLANS TO ATTEND


March 2009


FUQUAY-VARINA

Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 1:30 pm
Garden Writers Symposium & Book Signing

Meet local authors – Pam Beck, Roy Dicks, Peter Loewer, Pam Baggett, and Bobby Ward
Lectures every half hour.  Book sales and autographs, good food, fun.  Free, but registration is required.
The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina.  (919) 552-0590, www.NelsasGardenHut.com

10 a.m.  Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols
Roy Dicks will read from his newest book and share biographical information on British writer Beverley Nichols.

10:45 a.m.  Bobby J. Ward, author of The Plant Hunter’s Garden and A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature

11:30 a.m.  Change How You Garden
Correct plant choices, rain catchment, soil amendment, decreasing turfgrass, and more sustainable gardening ideas from garden writer, lecturer and photographer Pam Beck, author of Best Garden Plants for North Carolina.

12:15  Container Gardening and Native Plants
Peter Loewer is a longstanding writer and botanical artist for many gardening and natural history books.  His book The Wild Gardener was chosen as one of the best 75 gardening books of the 20th century by the American Horticultural Society.

1:00 p.m.  Pam Baggett, author of Tropicalismo!
Crazy for color? Gone bonkers over big leaves? The exotic colors and flagrant textures of tropical plants are just what you need.

BAHAMA, NC

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Architectural Trees

Spring Open House

Saturday, March 6  10 AM – 4 PM

6404 Amed Road

Bahama, NC  27503

919.620.0779

Architectural Trees


RALEIGH, NC

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Plant Delights Nursery Open House

Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 8 AM – 5 PM

9241 Sauls Road

Raleigh, NC 27603

Plant Delights Nursery


CHAPEL HILL, NC

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March 20-22

Spring Open House at Camellia Forest Nursery

919.968.0504

Camellia Forest

If you have an event you want to post, please send me an e-mail at helen@GardeningWithConfidence.com

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The Art of Practical Gardening at Great Dixter

The Art of Practical Gardening at Great Dixter

For Our American Friends

31st January to 7th February 2009

Christopher Lloyd was one of the most inspired plants men and garden writers of the past century. He spent his lifetime practicing and refining his art at Great Dixter, his family’s rambling Sussex Manor House in Southeast England. We are offering an intensive, hands-on course, conducted by Fergus Garrett, Lloyd’s talented Head Gardener and friend.

Come and experience Great Dixter in the middle of winter, with its open log fires and special atmosphere, during its closed season. This will be a very intensive study week based primarily on the practical issues around working with and managing mixed flower borders.

As requested by our previous symposium participants we are running a practical course where most of the time is spent working outside to gain first hand training on the practical skills required at a higher level. This work will be led by Fergus and will cover:

  • Composting and soil amelioration
  • Planting, spacing, and composition of planting groups
  • Dealing with lifting, splitting and resettling of plants
  • Handling and thinning of self-sowers
  • Staking and using climbers on poles
  • Pruning and thinning of trees, shrubs and climbers
  • Shaping of trees and tree surgery
  • Winter propagation and seed sowing in preparation for spring
  • Integrating bulbs through your borders (lecture and discussion)
  • Increasing winter interest without diluting the summer show
  • Tools of the trade
  • Working in an ancient coppice woodland

All work will be executed to the highest standard in preparation for opening this world class garden in early spring.

Booking

The symposium is limited to only 12 participants, places allocated on a first come first served basis by emailing Aaron Bertelsen at events@greatdixter.co.uk. The last date for booking and final payment is 1st January 2009.

Fees

Fees include: All lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all transportation to and from hotel, outings, and group meals in front of the fire at Great Dixter.

The complete cost of symposium is £2,550.00 (flights not included). We require a deposit of £500 (non refundable) on application to secure your place. The participants will be staying in individual rooms at a local hotel.

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Davidson Horticultural Symposium XXV – March 2-3, 2009 Shouldn’t be missed!

CONTACT: MARY WILSON STEWART (704.655.0294) MWWSTEWART@BELLSOUTH.NET

DAVIDSON HORTICULTURAL SYMPOSIUM XXV

March 2-3, 2009 www.davidsonsymposium.org

GARDENS FOR OUR TIME

The 25th Davidson Horticultural Symposium celebrates this special anniversary by examining the evolution of the garden, providing both a reflective and a futuristic look at garden design and procedures.

Historically, gardens were planned to meet physical, social, and cultural demands; today’s gardeners must also meet those demands in both personal and community gardens. Practical gardeners want to know how to deal with issues of water and rural pests in urban sites. Artistic gardeners seek the pleasure of growing new ornamentals and vegetables and of using creative designs that work today.

Join us as we reflect on the past, explore future opportunities and glean solutions for the gardens for our time.

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, is the Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, a foundation dedicated to preserving the living heritage of American landscapes including public parks, historic sites, gardens, scenic highways, college campuses, farmland, cemeteries and industrial sites

Don Boekelheide is the Community Gardening Director at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center, a non-profit inter-faith organization which addresses the needs of people facing homelessness and poverty. He leads projects to grow food and flowers. He is a test gardener and correspondent for Organic Gardening magazine.

Don Booth, Ph.D. in Entomology and BS in Forest Biology (Syracuse University, NY), is a respected Entomologist and Pest Management Specialist at Bartlett Research Laboratories in Charlotte. At the Davidson Horticultural Symposium, Booth will focus on animal and bird pests such as moles, voles, raccoons, deer, rabbits, muskrats and geese in urban environments.

Bruce Clodfelter, ASLA, is a landscape architect, horticulturalist and avid gardener. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. His firm, Bruce Clodfelter and Associates, focuses upon designing fine residential gardens in the Southeast

Nigel Dunnett, Ph.D, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, England and also Director of the Graduate Research School and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science Landscape Design with Ecology Degree. His teaching and research focuses on urban environments that are rich in vegetation and nature, primarily gardens, urban parks, and on and around buildings within high-density developments

Ellen Kirby recently retired from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and now resides in Winston Salem. Her twenty-five year involvement led her to develop and direct the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Green Bridge” program focusing on community horticulture and urban composting.

Mark Weathingtonis the Assistant Director and Curator of Collections at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University. Weathington speaks on a variety of topics in horticulture including water-wise plants and underused species and has published articles in Horticulture, Carolina Gardener, American Nurseryman and Virginia Gardener.

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Thursday October 23, 2008 Plants for sale after the NC State Fair

Raleigh Garden Club Blue Winner

Raleigh Garden Club Blue Winner

In case you didn’t know or if you thought it was a mad  house and not worth the effort, think again!  Most of the plants used in creating these beautiful display gardens are for sale after the fair.  Just show up around 10:00 on Monday after the fair (October 27.)  There will be people at each entry tearing down the displays and they will tell you what is available and how much.  Plus other goodies are for sale – just ask!  About 4 years ago, I bought my Bottle Tree from Tammy Kennedy.  Her husband Pete, a welder, made it from re-bar.  It now sits proudly in my butterfly garden covered with bottles purchased from the flea market.

This after the fair plant sale is one of Raleigh’s best kept secrets!

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Monday October 20, 2008 Lasting Impressions Fall Garage Gallery Sale

Lasting Impressions 1st fall ‘Garage Gallery’ sale.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4904 Hermitage Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Concrete leaf sculptures, garden stakes, birdbaths, and fully planted hypertufa troughs.  There will also be some plants for sale.  While you’re there, enjoy the gardens and shop in the ‘Garage Gallery.’
Beth and Amelia look forard to seeing you!
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P.S. They give a 10% discount to JCRA members!

In case you’re interested, Amelia and Beth offer hypertufa how-to classes.  Or, just wait for the Summer copy of Nature’s Garden where they demonstrate how to make hypertufas.

Here is a photo I took after all the formal shots were taken.  Left to right is Beth Jimenez, Amelia Lane, and James Baggett, then editor of Nature’s Garden, for whom this how-to was produced.  James is now editor of Country Gardens -another Meredith Publication.

One of the many things I like about James is that he is really “into” everything he does.  It wasn’t enough for him just be there.  When the opportunity came, he jumped right in and started make stuff too.

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Friday October 17, 2008 ELM Collective

Garden Party at Historic Oakwood

Garden Party at Historic Oakwood

Dare I say, it isn’t always about gardens…but to give it a garden twist, Alex Gorodezky played alongside Vadim Kolpakov at a garden party I had for the 2007 Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour also benefiting the JC Raulston Arboretum.  Alex, with others from ELM collective, will be playing this Sunday eveining.  See details below.
Vadim is currently touring with Madonna in London for a Gypsy music tour – yes, that Madonna.   Without question,  Alex could be in London now with Madonna and Vadim, but alas, he has a day job, a gorgous wife who travels and a lovely child at home.  Thus, he must stay close to home.  The good news, you can hear his music and others from ELM this Sunday evening.
Alex and Genya, my clients for many years, also opened their garden (and music) for the Summer Solstice fund raiser I started for the JCRA this year.  Photo above was taken at this party.
Here are the details:
I am happy to announce the next concert of the ELM collective on Sunday,  October 19 at 7PM at the “Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School Auditorium” in 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Please forward this message to all your friends and don’ forget to visit  www.elmcollective.org or check out our MySpace page at www.MySpace.com/elmcollective
Thank you for supporting their music, and I hope to see you all there!

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