Plant Buggy Sales – Wreaths!

Inspiration struck and the creative team of Elizabeth Overcash (children’s program coordinator) and Lizzi Lathers (research technician) created some incredible wreaths to sell on-site at the JC Raulston Arboretum.  Numbers are limited and each wreath is an individual work of art using Fraser fir combined with highlights and accents from the Arboretum.

This wreath features dried hydrangea and a variety of conifers, others have bright berries, willow twigs, and pine cones.

This wreath features dried hydrangea and a variety of conifers, others have bright berries, willow twigs, and pine cones.

The wreaths will be available until they sell out but we anticipate high demand during our annual Poinsettia Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 1pm – 5pm.  Other gifts available then include cards and JCRA apparel.

NC State Floriculture is part of a national poinsettia program that tests poinsettia cultivars to determine which ones are best for consumers and for producers. You will have a chance to see these cultivars yourself and vote for your favorites. Approximately one hundred different cultivars of poinsettias—including numerous new experimental cultivars—will be on display. Stop by to see the famous 9′ tall poinsettia tree. Enjoy poinsettia gardens and decorated poinsettias. Help us decide which poinsettias are North Carolina’s favorites by voting for your favorite poinsettias.

The scene of many holiday pictures.

The scene of many holiday pictures.

Festivities at the Poinsettia Open House include live music where you can listen to Christmas carols from around the world played by the Joy Recorder Ensemble while viewing the poinsettias. They’ll begin at 1:00 PM and play through 5:00 PM with three 15 minute breaks.

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The diversity of new poinsettias is amazing to see.

The diversity of new poinsettias is amazing to see.

Check out all the happenings, see more images, and learn more at the JC Raulston Arboretum where we are Planting a Better World.

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