Saturday, February 24, 2018

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NCSU has been updating their website.  Most of our links go to their researched information.
Therefore, some of our older links no longer work.  We are working on fixing outdated links as we become aware of them and apologize if you are led to a defunct site.

AT THE ARBORETUM THIS WEEK

Here are a few plants of interest this week:
Photos by S. Gray
Prunus x 'Okame'
    Okame Hybrid Cherry
Nandina domestica
    'Firepower'
    Dwarf Nandina

Narcissus/Daffodil 'Ice Follies' and
 Petroselinum crispum (Flat Leaf Parsley)



Thursday, February 15, 2018

LATE WINTER PLANTS OF INTEREST

Blooms, berries, and seed heads fill our What's In Bloom display this week.
1.  Ilex x 'Nellie R Stevens' Holly
2.  Jasminum nudiflorum Winter Jasmine
3.  Nandina domestica Heavenly Bamboo
4.  Mahonia bealei Leatherleaf Mahonia
5.  Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle
6.  Magnolia stellata Star Magnolia
7.  Nassella tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass
8.  Nandina domestica 'Firepower'
9.  Rosehips from Rosa Buci Carefree Beauty Shrub Rose
Photos by K. Previll

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NORTH CAROLINA 2018 WILDFLOWER OF THE YEAR

North Carolina Wildflower Of The Year


The North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. are co-sponsors of the North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program. The project's aim is to actively promote, each year, throughout the state and region an attractive plant that is native to the southeastern United States.
This year's plant is Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland Golden Aster).   Read more about this plant HERE.

To receive a brochure and seeds of the current North Carolina Wildflower of the Year send a self-addressed, stamped business-letter envelope to:
2018 NCWFOY
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Campus Box 3375, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375

Sunday, February 11, 2018

SEASON EXTENSION WORKSHOP

SEASON EXTENSION WORKSHOP
February 17, 2018
10:00 AM to Noon

ALICE KEENE PARK
4561 County Home Road
Greenville, NC



Learn about the benefits of season extension practices and how to properly apply them to your crops through lecture and hands-on-demonstrations.

RSVP to Eric Derstine at 252-902-1701
or eric_derstine@ncsu.edu

Hosted by
Eric Derstine - Horticulture Extension Agent
Joni Torres - Community Garden Manager

Available pesticide re-certification credits: 2 hours of N, D, O, X

Friday, February 9, 2018

FUTURE WHAT'S IN BLOOM

We are starting to look for signs of spring blooms at the Arboretum.  Our 'Ice Follies' Daffodils are beginning to emerge.
Additionally, these plants are showing signs of new growth and future blooms.
Top :  Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd' and Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink'
2nd row:  Achillea filipendulina (Yarrow) and Iberis sempervirens (Candy Tuft)
Bottom:  Vinca minor and Phlox diffusa
Photos by S. DelVecchio

Friday, February 2, 2018

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