Gardeners of Wake County

January 20th Meeting

Seed  Exchange,   Will Farmer will discuss a variety of plant propagation ideas to get everyone excited about spring. The seed exchange is open to everyone and there is always plenty to share. So if you had a poor harvest or just forgot, please come see the variety from our member’s gardens.  Bring any seeds that you are willing to give away, all labeled, and place them in the proper categories on the tables which will be set up around the room      

We now have a Mum Club right here in Raleigh

Our first meeting is Monday February 16th at 1 pm. Each month we will cover a mum growing topic with hands-on activities. There will be opportunities to bring in your own mum plants to discuss their progress and to practice newly learned mum skills on your own plants. We'll have many fun activities and door prizes. We will also try to have mum supplies available to purchase to help finance the club. Since we will be meeting right after lunch, a simple snack will be provided but please feel free to bring something to share with others.  Please let Joan Matthews ( know if you will attend so that there are enough materials and chairs ready for you.  Click here for more information.

Anne Clapp presented Siver Vase Award  
Pictured at left: Marl Boone, Chares Gilliam, Anne Clapp, and Sherrill Johnson.
Anne Clapp is pictured with the last three presidents of "The Gardeners of Wake County" at the December Awards Banquet.  Anne was presented the Silver Vase Award for her service to the club as Clodhopper editor for the last six years.


John Motley has been growing Basil, Garlic, and Asparagus for years.
Learn more about growing Basil, Garlic, and Asparagus or make your own applesauce and Pesto.

            Community Garden Volunteers Needed
Two GWC community gardens are installed. The one on New Bern Ave. at Alliance Medical Ministry is being coordinated by Charles Gilliam. Mac Wiliamson is coordinating the work on our plot at the Interfaith Food Shuttle Teaching Farm on Tryon Rd.  More volunteers are needed for both locations.

Monthly Meetings

     The Gardeners of Wake County meets every third Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Ruby McSwain building at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum on Beryl Rd. in Raleigh. Refreshments are available at 7:00 PM and members and visitors can socialize before the 7:30 pm start of the meeting.  Each meeting starts with a short business session followed by a horticulture related program. Plants are brought by members and given away as prizes.  Visitors are always welcome.  
The J.C. Raulston Arboretum is located on Beryl Rd. which is on the South side of the railroad tracks and parallel with Hillsborough St.  Visitors are always welcome. Click here for map or directions.

Garden related Websites

Campbell Road Nursery         JC Ralston Arboretum       Triangle Gardener     Consumer/Home Horticulture      Carolina Gardener Magazine           Azalea Society of America     The Gardener's Dirt