Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

Walter A. Skroch Inducted into Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

Dr. Walter Skroch (left) receives his award from Dr. Doug Worsham, CALS Professor Emeritus of Crop Science, who nominated Skroch for induction into the Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame.

As professor of Horticultural Science, Skroch developed management programs that have saved millions of tons of soil, reduced vegetation management costs, reduced pesticide use, increased wildlife habitat and increased species biodiversity throughout North Carolina and beyond.

A Rosy Day for the 2015 Gala in the Garden

The JC Raulston Arboretum held its annual fund-raising gala May 3.

This year’s gala theme was Stop and Smell the Roses, in commemoration of the completion of the Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden, which has been moved and enlarged.

‘Almanac Gardener’ enters new season

Bill Lord, Karen Neill, Jeana Myers, Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

In a tall oak at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, CALS student Alex Burnette practices for the PLANET arboriculture climbing competition.

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.

A Garden Festival for All Ages Returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum April 11

Visitors can get great ideas for their home gardens and landscapes at the Raulston Blooms! festival.

Residents from across the Triangle can celebrate the return of spring in a big way at the third annual Raulston Blooms!

Bilderbacks launch endowment to support JCRA programs for children

Ted and Linda Bilberback

The Linda and Theodore (Ted) Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children’s Program will be a “legacy to future generations of budding horticulturists.”

National floral industry trade association honors Dr. John Dole

Dr. John Dole

Dole, head of the CALS Horticultural Science Department, is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.

Wilder Visitor Center dedicated, donors honored at midsummer JCRA event

Dr. John Dole (left), Bobby G. Wilder and Dr. David Monks cut the ribbon at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center dedication, July 13.

Friends of JC Raulston Arboretum assembled July13 to honor those who have consistently supported the work of N.C. State University’s nationally renowned teaching and research garden. Specifically, they came to dedicate the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and the Legacy Brick Circle Entrance. Wilder, a longtime benefactor of the JCRA, was honored for his many hours of volunteer service, years of financial commitment and generous planned gifts.

2014 Gala in the Garden is a special celebration of North Carolina

A '53 Chevy truck, filled with North Carolina products, was the centerpiece of the gala.

Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.

Poinsettia pointers

Pink poinsettias being tested by NCSU

Poinsettias remain a perennially popular holiday plant, both for gifts and decorations. But how do much water do they need? And how can you get them to flower again? Cooperative Extension at N.C. State University provides answers to these and other timely topics on its poinsettia portal at http://poinsettias.ces.ncsu.edu/.

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