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Show Me the Money! – 2017 SE Reference Garden Grants Awarded!

By Barbie Colvin

Last August we gathered in Waynesboro Virginia for our Regional meeting. Beautiful gardens, great food, interesting speakers, lovely weather and a silent and live auction that raised over $8000 for our regional treasury. In November, our regional officers approved $3,000 from our treasury for 2017 Reference Garden grants. Grant applications were due in early February…


An Early Visit to our SE Regional Meeting Tour Gardens

By Jeff Harvey

Jeff got a call from Mrs. Frye. She needed a favor. She asked, “Can you go to the airport and pick up a few boxes?” Jeff was quite experienced with picking up boxes of plants from the airport as he has done that in the past for his own plant orders. We are quite lucky…


Cox Arboretum

By Ben Ford

The Cox Arboretum was one of the host sites for the National ACS Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June 12-14. Founded in 1990 by former ACS president Tom Cox and his wife Evelyn, the arboretum has developed into one of the premier collections of woody plants in the U.S. with over 4,000 documented species and cultivars, which attract visitors from around…


Conifers Still Key at the JC Raulston Arboretum

By Mark Weathington

When J.C. Raulston first came to NC State University at Raleigh in 1975 to kick off a new program in woody ornamentals he wasted little time before installing conifer trial beds. The conventional wisdom said that conifers would not grow in the hot, humid southeastern US, but J.C. soon proved otherwise. The original conifer collection…