“Springing into Gardens – Unique Landscape Perspectives”



Hosted by NHC Cooperative Extension @ The Arboretum 

& Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of New Hanover County

Six session, five-week series in which expert academic and industry leaders discuss relevant issues encompassing key landscaping topics affecting Master Gardeners and consumers in the landscape domain.  In addition to finding answers to your burning questions, you’ll hear what’s on their minds as policy, technology and practices evolve. 

You will need to register for the sessions via the link below.  We’re fortunate to deliver these great speakers, each addressing a different aspect of the landscape, free of charge.  But registration ensures two things.  We understand the demand and build in enough capacity in the virtual, Zoom environment.  We also capture the e-mail addresses to whom we’ll send the link for each session.  

Two weeks will go fast, so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you can.  Friends of the Arboretum and fellow Master Gardeners from Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties are invited to attend these sessions.  You’ll find a summary of the six sessions below as well as a link to the Sign Up Genius.  Feel free to sign up for one or all! And, if you have any questions, please e-mail Scott Lutterloh at skyhill302@gmail.com.

Sign up for one or more individual sessions by clicking on the link below.  Once in, you'll want to stay for the full series!  

Springing into Gardens Sign-up

Schedule for the Months of February and March, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 202111:00 AM EST

Series Kick-off and Landscaping Overview 

Featuring Julie Sherk, professional landscape architect and associate professor in the NCSU Department of Horticultural Science. 

Highly active in NCSU’s postgraduate horticultural programs, Ms Sherk’s focal areas include immersion in theoretical and practical aspects of landscape design, storm water control and drainage control in unique applications in erosion control and rain gardens.

Wednesday, February 17, 202111:00 AM EST

Understory, shrubs and bushes

Featuring Barbara Fair, award-winning NCSU Associate Professor of Horticultural Science and an Extension Specialist in the areas of Landscaping, Arboriculture, Urban Greening.

Dr. Fair's work has led to advancements in landscaping and planting techniques implemented across North Carolina.

Wednesday, February 24, 202111:00 AM EST

Edibles in the Landscape

Featuring Dr. Lucy Bradley, NCSU Horticultural Science Assistant Department Head, Urban Horticulture Professor, and Extension Specialist

Dr. Bradley is very widely published and a recognized speaker on a wide range of relevant landscaping topics including landscaping and sustainable urban horticulture, community gardening, and consumer horticultural support and outreach.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Annuals and Perennials for 2021

Featuring John Antonelli of Four Star Greenhouse, the nation’s largest producer of Proven Winners plants, available in Coastal Carolina, across North Carolina and nationwide. 

John has a tremendous grasp of Proven Winners newest plant introductions and will focus on their newest annuals, perennials, and their new Heart to Heart Caladium collection. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:00 AM EST 

Hardscapes and Lighting in the Landscape

Featuring Nina Brown of Stone Garden, and George Hartner of Outdoor Illumination

Celebrating 22 years of service to Wilmington and surrounding areas, Nina has designed and implemented a broad portfolio of work, integrating hardscapes in the most unique ways in horticultural environments. George’s innovative style and approach to lighting, illumination and shadowing have served the Carolina Coast for over 15 years.  Their work is featured in many of the most prestigious properties, large and small, in the area.

Wednesday, March 17, 202111:00 AM EST

Natives in the Landscape

Featuring Dr. Paul Hosier, UNCW Professor Emeritus and renowned author on Native Plants.

Widely published and a prolific speaker, Dr Hosier’s extensive knowledge, so much of which is focused on our North Carolina coastal environment, illuminates the most pertinent aspects of native plants critical to our landscapes and their sustainment.

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