Study Day Planned for JC Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina on March 23, 2013

16 Jan 2013 8:12 PM | Anonymous

Planning to be in Raleigh, North Carolina, this Spring? Join us for a Magnolia Study Day at JC Raulston Arboretum on the NC State University campus on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Magnolia Society Board Members Kevin Parris and Aaron Schettler are headlining the show.  Kevin's presentation on  "Recent Interspecific Hybridization Advances in Magnoliaceae: These Ain't Your Mama's Magnolias"  will reveal breeding breakthroughs by Bill Smith, Dennis Ledvina, Tom Ranney -- as well as his own remarkable account of how he created the first hybrid between Magnolia insignis and Magnolia fraseri (pictured, right). 

Aaron, who is also the grounds manager at nearby Meredith College, will share some of his favorite magnolias for planting in the southeastern United States.

Following these presentations, you will have the special opportunity to tour the magnolia collections of both JC Raulston Arboretum with Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections -- and Meredith College with Aaron.

Both the Arboretum and College contain significant magnolia collections, including many rare species and cultivars. Come see them in their prime!

Please go to the JC Raulston Arboretum website for more information and to register to join us for this Study Day.

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