Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
|Withstanding Storms, Feb. 6, NC Botanical Gardens.|
Feb. 4, 1–2:30 p.m., and 3–4:30 p.m.
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
Let's come in out of the cold and tour several of the Arboretum's greenhouse facilities to see where all the magic happens. We'll talk about our seed and cutting propagation techniques and what it takes to be successful growing under glass (and plastic).
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture: "Plants with Benefits"
Feb. 6, 7:30–9 p.m.
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence.
Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Garden expert and plant detective Helen Yoest takes us on a romp through history, lore, and ethnobotany to find out how 50 of these plants got their "hot" reputation—and what modern science has to say about it. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that "something extra," and why. Plants With Benefits is filled with lush photography, growing tips, and recipes for preparing teas, potions and tasty treats for your pleasurable use. Can a plant create feelings of arousal, contentment or receptivity? It looks like the answer is yes. This is the first book about selecting garden plants for their sex appeal.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St Durham, NC 27708
http://gardens.duke.edu/events. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.