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February Meeting - Carolina Beauties - Outside Your Door and Beyond with Tim Alderton

  • NC State University Club 4200 Hillsborough Street NC United States (map)
Tm Alderton, JCRA Research Technician  Photo used with permission from NCSU

Tm Alderton, JCRA Research Technician

Photo used with permission from NCSU

Can’t wait for spring? Discover NC wildflowers in the Piedmont, the Sandhills, in the mountains and at the coast.  There are lots of plants to see from late winter into summer.  Tim will cover familiar friends, uncommon treasures, and share his secrets of where you might find them.

Tim Alderton is a native of Brookville, a small town in western Pennsylvania.   He has had a love of plants since he was a child growing up helping in his family’s small greenhouse and exploring the woods near where he lived.   He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 with a BS in horticulture.  Following his graduation, he interned in the education department at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA.  He moved to Raleigh in March of 2005 to accept a position at Plant Delights Nursery.  The following January, he started at the JC Raulston Arboretum as their research technician. 

Ways and Means: Ready to think about warm weather and spring bulbs blooming? We will be taking orders for spring bulbs from North Carolina's own Terra Ceia Farms. Order forms will be available.

Regular Lunch: Rosemary roasted pork tenderloin, classic Caesar salad, country mashed potatoes, field peas and sugar snaps, rolls, desserts provided by members, iced tea, coffee, and water

Vegetarian Lunch:  Spinach quinoa risotto, classic Caesar, baked sweet potato, field peas and sugar snaps, rolls, member-provided dessert (probably NOT vegan), iced tea, coffee, and water