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Garden events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Triangle Gardener Magazine

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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some classes are still being held online. We encourage you to check with the organizer of these events for more details. Thank you.

JUNE

Open Days at the Lily Farm
June, every Saturday-Sunday10am-4pm
See and shop beautiful daylily fields.  Choose your varieties from our best selection of daylilies and we will dig your order.  Family-friendly.  Garner. thelilyfarmnc.com or email thelilyfarmnc@gmail.com.

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change
Online June 1, 8, 15, 3pm-4pm
Larry Weaner, an iconic figure in North American landscape design, has built his practice on helping clients understand how to integrate their garden goals within the ecology of their site. He has outlined this approach in his book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change. By combining design goals with ecological awareness, the resulting landscape responds to both the gardener and site. Fee. Pre-Registration. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham. 919-668-1707. gardens.duke.edu/learn.

Local Trees (Hybrid Series)
Online June 2, 2pm-2:30pm
This series will be a hybrid of pre-recorded content and one in-garden session. Online material will be released two weeks in advance of the in-garden session alongside a virtual introduction over Zoom. Zoom meeting and material distribution: Wednesday, June 2 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. In-garden session will take place 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16; Rain date: Thursday, June 17, please also reserve this date when registering. Fee. Registration required. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

Plant-lover’s Tour – Annual Color Trials
Online June 2, 3pm–4pm
The Color Trials area at the JC Raulston Arboretum is an official All-America Selections (AAS) testing site for new cultivars of bedding plants, flowers, and cool season plants in North America. The newest varieties for bedding, hanging baskets, and containers are showcased and evaluated here. Fantastic year-round, the peak of color occurs June–August. Yearly, over 700 different perennials, annuals, and tender perennials are planted, and the performance of each plant is carefully evaluated each week. Bernadette Clark, the bedding plant trials coordinator, will take us through this year’s trials and highlight some of her favorites in this online tour. Free. Visit this URL to join the program: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.

Art in Bloom
In Person June 3-6
The popular North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition will take place during two extended weekends in 2021: June 3–6 and June 10–13. Tickets are now on sale. Additional information is posted at ncartmuseum.org/bloom.

Family Garden Spot-Butterflies
Online June 4, 10:30am-11am
Facebook Live Event Children’s Program
Coming to you live from the Arboretum gardens! It’s a special delivery of gardening tidbits each month! Join us the first Friday of the month to hear about the month’s topic and get a preview of other family programs and activities that are coming up this month. June’s Spotlight—Butterflies. We love our colorful visitors that flutter around the gardens. Join Ms. Elizabeth as she tries to find a butterfly in the gardens to celebrate our month’s theme of butterflies! Please join us on the JC Raulston Arboretum Facebook page to watch the program live.

Propagation Workshop
In Person June 5, 9am–3pm
Join JCRA staff in this hands-on workshop and learn how to asexually propagate some of your favorite plants at the Arboretum. Participants go home with a greater knowledge of plant propagation and with many freshly propagated plants. Participants choose which plants they want to propagate from the JCRA’s collection of over 6,000 taxa. Techniques discussed can be done at home. This workshop is open to all knowledge/experience levels. Fee. Pre-register. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Vegetative Propagation of Southeastern Native Plants
June 5, 9:30am-12:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of vegetative propagation and how to propagate plants native to the southeastern United States. We’ll focus on low-tech methods you can apply at home, and all participants will have a newly stuck cutting to take home in a rudimentary, DIY mobile greenhouse. This workshop will feature a lecture, in-class demonstrations and participation, and a tour. Fee. Registration required. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

2021 Historic Montford Garden Tour
June 5, 10am-5pm
This will be the first Montford Neighborhood-sponsored garden tour in 17 years. It will include 12 unique and striking gardens, highlighted with a variety of music from local musicians, including blue grass, folk, jazz and classical. Fundraiser for the historic Montford area of Asheville. Asheville, NC. https://montford.org/

The Diversity of Japanese Maples
Online June 9, 3pm–4pm
Discover the joys of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, ranging from dissected-leaved weeping shrub-like trees to full-sized trees that can blaze with glorious fall color and delight in their winter twigs. This ever-popular deciduous tree holds favor with almost anyone who has ever gardened including us here at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Join Mark Weathington in this online discussion focusing on the diversity found in Japanese maples. Japanese maples, noted for their small size and year-round elegance, are the symbol of the Arboretum.Free. Visit this URL to join the program: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.

Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Pawpaws and Other Native Tree Fruits
Virtual June 10, 12pm-1pm
Interest in native tree fruits is growing as people are exploring permaculture, homesteading and a renewed attentiveness to food self-sufficiency. Native fruits have less pest problems and are well-suited to the growing conditions of their bioregion. Mary Jac Brennan will talk about pawpaws, American persimmons, chinquapins, and more in time to prepare your site for fall/winter planting. Fee. Registration required. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

Art in Bloom
In Person June 10-13
The popular North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition will take place. Tickets are now on sale. Additional information is posted at ncartmuseum.org/bloom.

Entomology (Series)
June 12-June 26, 9:30am-12:30 pm
This nine hour course is designed for a broad audience. Most aspects of insect biology will be covered, with an emphasis on the adaptations that have made them the most diverse group of organisms. The variety of orders, families, and species will be reviewed, using examples found in the local area. Observational techniques will be demonstrated in a field trip to Mason Farm, and a tour of the Garden’s display areas will be used to discuss how to improve habitats for insects in our own backyards. Fee. Registration required. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

Southeastern Plant Symposium at Home
Online June 12, 10am–5pm
We’ve revamped the symposium schedule due to the ongoing pandemic for our third annual Southeastern Plant Symposium and created an online symposium to help us and our participants to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our originally scheduled 2020 speakers have been invited to join us in June 2022 and we’ve invited a new lineup of outstanding speakers. Fee. Pre-register. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Tea Garden Intro
June 12, 2pm-4pm
This 2-hour introduction starts with an educational tour of our gardens followed by an opportunity to taste our fresh, hand-made teas. Learn about Camellia sinensis, the source of all types of tea – white, green, oolong and black, and how it grows here and around the world! Fee, pre-register. Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill. Camforest.com.

Tea Harvest & Processing
June 13 or 27, 10am-3pm
This 4-hour workshop provides instruction and hands-on experience harvesting and making tea. In our Tea Garden, you will pluck your own shoots, learn about key steps in processing for green and black tea, help with rolling, and see the process of oxidation transform the leaves for black tea. You will gain an understanding of which leaves to harvest, what processes are critical to the flavors and aromas we enjoy in tea. At the end of the class, take home processed tea samples to dry at home. Fee, pre-register. Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill. Camforest.com.

Pollinators at the Garden
June 14, 2pm-4pm
Kindergarteners through 3rd graders. Fee, registration is required.  For more information, call 336-996-7888. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC. cienerbotanicalgarden.org.cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive
June 16
Sign up for at www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC. cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

All About the JCRA’s Flowering Lawns
Online June 16, 3pm–3:45pm
Mark Weathington will be in the garden taking a closer look the Arboretum’s flowering lawn. Join him online as he tells us all about the short plants found in our flowering lawn. Free. Visit this URL to join the program: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.

Magical Monarchs
June 16, 6pm-7pm
Learn how to start a butterfly garden, what and where to plant; The perils and pitfalls faced by the butterfly and those who want to help them; How to locate and recognize monarch eggs; Development of the insect from egg to butterfly; What else you can do to help the butterfly population; Tour some of our Garden’s favorite pollinator places. Fee, pre-register. 336-996-7888. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC. cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

Backyard Butterflies 5th Annual Open House
June 19, 9am-2pm
Join us for our 5th Annual Open House fundraiser. Once a year we open our backyard butterfly habitat to the public. Come learn how to create your own butterfly and pollinator friendly habitat, raise caterpillars, and what plants would be ideal for your growing conditions. We are a small nonprofit that provides butterfly education, community outreach, and help in creating backyard habitats. We will have a limited selection of plants available for $3 each; bushes and trees for $15. We will also have some end of the season free plants. Tickets are donation-based, with a suggested $5 per ticket. Parking space is limited so please carpool. Visit our event webpage for more information and to get tickets: www.backyardbutterflies.org/openhouse. Backyard Butterflies, Hillsborough, NC.

Coker Arboretum Tour
June 19, 11am-12pm
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons. The tour departs from the stone gathering circle on the Cameron Avenue side of the Arboretum at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (March through November). Tours take place rain or shine. Free. Pre-register. Coker Arboretum, 399 E. Cameron Avenue,
Chapel Hill.

Sustainable Solutions to Your Landscape Challenges
Online June 22, 6:30pm-8pm
Are the trees in your garden maturing, resulting in a change in the level of light in your garden? Or does your garden have existing mature trees, creating challenges for planting without damaging the roots? If so, this class is for you. In this class, Wendy Wenck who currently oversees the NCBG Green Gardener Clinic will share case study examples of a couple of these common landscape challenges with potential solutions and will field questions from the audience to help you solve your related landscape challenges. Fee; preregistration. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill. ncbg.unc.edu.

Taming Tall Perennials
Online June 23, 3pm–3:30pm
Free. Visit this URL to join the program: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.

Tea Garden Intro
June 26, 2pm-4pm
This 2-hour introduction starts with an educational tour of our gardens followed by an opportunity to taste our fresh, hand-made teas. Learn about Camellia sinensis, the source of all types of tea – white, green, oolong and black, and how it grows here and around the world! Fee, pre-register. Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill. Camforest.com.

Tea Harvest & Processing
June 27, 10am-3pm
This 4-hour workshop provides instruction and hands-on experience harvesting and making tea. In our Tea Garden, you will pluck your own shoots, learn about key steps in processing for green and black tea, help with rolling, and see the process of oxidation transform the leaves for black tea. You will gain an understanding of which leaves to harvest, what processes are critical to the flavors and aromas we enjoy in tea. At the end of the class, take home processed tea samples to dry at home. Fee, pre-register. Camellia Forest Nursery, Chapel Hill. Camforest.com.

Red Cross Blood Drive
June 28
Sign up for an at www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden or call 336-996-7888. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC.

Horticulture Hour
Online June 30, 3pm–4pm
A panel of horticulturists will be available to answer your toughest gardening questions and share horticultural tidbits with you. They’ll also collect some plants of interest to show us what’s looking great in the gardens. Free. Visit this URL to join the program: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.

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