Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

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/.

A passion for his work takes Cal Lewis to the state growers’ Hall of Fame

Cal Lewis holds a box of his blackberries grown through high-tunnel production -- one of the innovative and progressive growing methods Lewis Nursery and Farms Inc. uses.

With his innovative and progressive style, alumnus Cal Lewis has been named to the N.C. Vegetable Growers Association’s Hall of Fame.

Guilford’s Great Tomato Festival offers 33 varieties for tasting

Hand holding and slicing tomato

This summer’s tomato season got off to a slow start, with cooler spring temperatures and heavier-than-normal rainfall. But that didn’t stop tomato lovers from turning out for the fourth annual Great Tomato Festival in Greensboro, organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County and N.C. A&T State University.

Enter the dragon: Landscape design studio’s latest is a hit at the Arb Gala

the bamboo dragon

Created by students in Horticultural Science instructors Will Hooker and Anne Spafford’s small-scale landscape design studio, the bamboo dragon was the studio’s spring sculpture project, constructed especially for the gala.

2013 Arb Gala is an elegant Asian Reflection

bamboo dragon centerpeice

The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever.

Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton

Dean Richard Linton listens as Dr. Steve Washburn shares information about the pasture-based livestock unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace.

City of Raleigh honors JC Raulston Arboretum

Raleigh City Councilman Russ Stephenson (left) presents the Sir Walter Raleigh Award to Dr. Ted Bilderback, JCRA director.

The JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University has been recognized for its outstanding appearance by the City of Raleigh. The arboretum received a 2012 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in the category of Maintained Outstanding Appearance. Awards in this category are for projects that are more than five years old and have consistently maintained a high quality appearance contributing to Raleigh’s image.

JCRA celebrates special anniversary, new Lath House, leadership award

Touring the newly dedicated Lath House, Dr. Richard Linton (right), CALS dean, hears from JCRA donor Chuck Friedrich about the renovation of the facility.

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard H. Linton joined the festivities Sept. 21 as more than 200 gardening enthusiasts and supporters of the JC Raulston Arboretum gathered for an evening of special arboretum celebrations.

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