Gardeners of Wake County

March 17th Meeting

Maureen Buck  -  Pruning Methods.  Should all shrubs and trees be pruned in January?  Which are the best tools for pruning?  Maureen Buck has all the answers.

               35th Annual GWC Azalea Sale, April 10th - 19th, at
                             Campbell Road Nursery

The Gardeners of Wake County will have over three thousand Azaleas with 120 different varieties available for sale. The Wake County 4-H Club will have Camelias and Knockout roses, the Raleigh Garden Club will have perenials and herbs, plus the great selection of plants from Campbell Road Nursery. Help will be needed to unload over 3000 plants and a final day of set-up on April 9th. 
Contact Bob at (919)-302-1971 to help out or for more information.  The club will need help in keeping inventory, unloading trucks, and assisting customers. Click here to sign-up for helping to unload trucks and set-up. Click here to sign up to work on specific days of the sale.

Wake Forest Dirt Days, Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

Wake Forest Dirt Days, Saturday, April 4, 2015. 306 S White Street, Wake Forest, NC.  Wake Forest Dirt Day celebrates all things outdoors at this annual festival that features demonstrations on a variety of interests such as organic gardening, composting, landscaping, home improvement, exercise and more; vendors selling items unique to an outdoor lifestyle; a children’s area with free hands on activities; live bands and entertainment; multiple food offerings and more! Kids will have a blast in the area's biggest sandbox or making wheatgrass containers for home windowsills, while mom and dad learn about the newest techniques in gardening and composting. Check out the newest in outdoor activity and camping gear. Spend time rubbing elbows with Master Gardeners and outdoor educators from the NC Museum of Natural History. Stop by the GWC booth or stay awhile and lend your expertise!

We now have a Mum Club right here in Raleigh

'Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society' had an energetic and productive first meeting. CCCS has 27 members already. Please join us if you would like to learn how to grow 'fancy' mums. CCCS next meeting is March 16 at 12 noon till 2 pm At JC Raulston. More info:

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.

               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