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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