The Horticulture Group was formed to increase members' knowledge and enjoyment of growing and using plants in the landscape and home. Programs of the Horticulture Study Group are educational to give more in-depth knowledge of various horticulture topics and to have fun sharing our common interest in plants.
This year, the Horticulture Group will host the speaker for the January 2020 General Meeting. Nancy Ruppert, State Apiary Inspector for NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will present a program on how much the lives of bees, plants and people are interwoven and dependent upon each other.
Programs for the 2019-2020 RGC year
October 7: Monday, 10:00 am — 1:00 pm, J C Raulston Arboretum, Tea with Succulents. Everyone attending is asked to bring a teacup and saucer along with a few small succulents. Potting medium and additional material will be supplied. Tea and goodies will be served. More details in the Sept. Leaflet and a sign up sheet will be available at our September meeting.
April 3: Friday, 9:00 am departure time, carpooling will be organized. We'll make a spring road trip to Big Bloomers in Sanford. After visiting Big Bloomers, we'll have lunch at Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House, 405 Carthage Street in Sanford. More details in The March Leaflet.
Photos from the Horticulture Group’s visit to the Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst Spring 2019.
The Horticulture Group has hosted a variety of programs throughout the years included potting plants for the spring plant sale, making troughs out of styrofoam fish boxes, hosting a Master Gardener pruning demonstration, tours through JCRA Gardens. visiting the Festival of Fabulous Mums at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and visitiing nurseries and private gardesn of seasoned plants people..