Gardeners of Wake County Meeting

  • November 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Gardeners of Wake County Meetings are held each month at the NC State Arboretum with a speaker.



7:00 PM REFRESHMENTS: Snacks & cold drinks are provided

The usual 5 minute interest item before the main speaker is a bit unusual this week.

An Author will be quickly outlining the content of a new & exciting "GARDENING" book she wrote that will be available after Jan 15 2014. Helen Yoest will be one of our GWC featured speakers later in 2014.

Quick 5 Minute presentation: Helen Yoest, author of: 

Plants with BenefitsAn Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden



John Frampton of NCSU will tell us about
Christmas Trees.

Associate Professor of Forestry

B.S. University of Georgia (1978)
M.S. University of Florida (1980)
Ph.D. North Carolina State University (1984)
Research Interests:
Christmas tree genetics, genetic conservation of Fraser fir; propagation and use of clones in forest tree species, host-pathogen interactions in forest diseases.

As always, folks will bring "Bragging Rights" plants to share with others, with first choice going to our esteemed visitors at the meeting end.

Directions to JC Raulston Arboretum

From the Raleigh 440 beltline, take the Hillsborough St. exit and turn West on Hillsborough St. going toward the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
Turn left on Blue Ridge Rd., cross the railroad tracks, and take an
immediate left onto Beryl Rd.
The Arboretum entrance is on the right shortly after Pylon Drive.

The Ruby McSwain Education Building is inside the JC Raulston Arboretum (affiliated with NC State University Horticultural Department), with gardens in front of it. Enter through the pedestrian gate on Beryl Road or the entrance into the parking lot on Beryl Road, then walk along the paths to the visitor center or the education building.

FYI: Exceptions: "The November meeting includes the annual business meeting...sometimes also a program, sometimes not. There's not a meeting in October because of the Fair,and the December "meeting" is the awards banquet. So - essentially there's no meeting with a guaranteed program from September until January. BUT: there are good lectures, tours, and programs at the Arboretum itself!" Quote: Vandi Bradow.

Gardeners of Wake County Annual Awards Banquet

DEC 10, 2013 NC State University Club, Hillsboro St

Social HR starts at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner  served at 7:00 PM


$35 for non Members  of the Gardeners of Wake County. ( This MeetUp group membership does not count as being a member of GWC)

$20 GWC Member & first Guest (additional guests are $35)

Registration/Reservation Deadline is 6 DEC

Send checks to:

Ginny Parker 1801 Ridley St Raleigh, NC 27608

There is still time to JOIN GWC at the NOV 19 Meeting to save a few bucks!

For more information, to see what the building looks like, click on the following link:

Gardeners of Wake County

Come join us, get some healthy exercise, and meet some interesting new friends!

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  • Catherine D

    Have always loved, drawn, and painted Christmas thanks to John Frampton's (NCSU) inspirational talk at the Gardeners of Wake County iabout Christmas trees and the different ways they are decorated around the world...and the Red Cedar trees used in North Carolina, plus Garden Ridge 50% off sale...well, Y'ALL COME see the results!

    December 20, 2013

  • Bob J.

    Always informative, interesting and even good company.

    November 19, 2013

  • Catherine D

    Very interesting speaker...learned lots about Christmas Trees and Helen Yoest book "Plants with Benefits." Apparently, it is just like it sounds!

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it tonight. I am still interested in learning about Christmas Trees!

    November 19, 2013

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