JC Raulston Arboretum

Enjoying the Season

Plants help us celebrate the holidays. Find out if a live Christmas tree is right for you, learn about the development of new poinsettias, and how to add color to your winter garden.  We’ll also find out how to keep… Read More ›

Poinsettias are Here

Poinsettias have started showing up…everywhere.  NC State plays a big role in bringing new cultivars to the marketplace and you can see what’s new at the JC Raulston Arboretum Poinsettia Open House on December 6th.  Find out more as Lise… Read More ›

A Rainbow of Winners Rainbow at Raulston

The JC Raulston Arboretum conducts plant trials throughout the year, putting 500-700 plants through their paces. Lise Jenkins visited the arboretum and learned that it takes more than just a pretty face to make it into the garden centers.  Find… Read More ›

Children’s Programs at Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum has a range of educational programs geared for the young and the young at heart.  Elizabeth Overcash, the arboretum’s coordinator for children’s programs, tells Harold Johnson about what’s coming up this spring —including the new nation-wide citizen… Read More ›

March: Art, Empty Calories, Project Budburst, Prevent Diseases, Losing Your Job, Its Murder

Our gardens are starting to wake up and there’s lots to do.  The Duke Gardens spring plant sale is coming March 28th.  Visit Art in Bloom at the NCMA or the JC Raulston Arboretum where you will find children’s and citizen… Read More ›

Meet Mark Weathington

Harold Johnson interviews Mark Weathington, the new Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum.  The Arboretum focuses on plants that can diversify the American landscape.  They work with nurserymen to expand our gardening possiblities and educating the public on the joys of gardening. Bio: Mark… Read More ›

Poinsettias On Trial

North Carolina poinsettia growers will send over 4 million plants to markets along the east coast.  Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole, professor and head of the Horticultural Science department at NCSU about the poinsettia trails at the JC Raulston… Read More ›

Taking Care of Business, Going Native, Avoiding Tomato Diseases

In this episode our host, Harold Johnson, reminds us about caring for our vegetables when we are away on summer holidays.The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains how to avoid some common tomato plant diseases, and Harold Johnson visits the Sarah P. Duke… Read More ›

Things are warming up! What’s up with my tomatoes? What’s in my garden?

In today’s episode our host, Harold Johnson alerts us to gardening chores for June —so plant those summer annuals and bulbs, watch your mower height, and get those azaleas pruned if you haven’t already done so.The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains how to avoid… Read More ›

100 Years of Service, Bluebirds, Tomatoes and Tiny Trees Abound

For 100 years, the NC Cooperative Extension Service has been helping the citizens of NC expand agriculture and industry across North Carolina.  Today, the Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers launch their new radio program providing expert gardening information for NC gardeners.  In… Read More ›


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