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Statewide Events

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Native Plant Week in NC

(11:30 AM 1:30 PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Dedication of the Bird & Pollinator Garden at the North Carolina Executive Mansion and Proclamation - Native Plants Week in North Carolina October 22 - 28

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Friday, October 13, 2017

NCNPS Demonstration Garden at State Fair Oct 13 - 22

(October 13 - 22, 9 AM - 5 PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Created in 2006, the Triangle Chapter has been educating Fair goers every year.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Welcome to the Piedmont: Creating a Garden of Roadside Wildflowers with Chris Liloia

(7 p.m. (welcome early to chat))
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter


Chris Liloia at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, by Johnny Randall.



Piedmont habitat garden at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, by Chris Liloia.


We tend to think of the piedmont as a forested landscape, but historically, open glades and prairies were more common. These days, piedmont plants that need a lot of sun persist primarily along roadsides and right-of-ways. When the North Carolina Botanical Garden constructed our relatively new Education Center we had the opportunity to expand the garden’s collections around the new buildings and into the newly closed road that once divided the site. The corridor was converted into a series of beds that represent different aspects of piedmont flora. The open sunny tract presented the opportunity to highlight sun-loving plants of the piedmont.
Chris will talk about the creation of this new garden, from road bed to habitat, and hit on issues such as conservation and the benefits of creating a garden based on your local flora. She’ll also talk about the plants and the fun of experimenting with some familiar and many new perennials and grasses.
Chris Liloia is the Habitat Gardens Curator at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a conservation garden in Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the care of the habitat gardens and other plant collections at NCBG and helped design and create a new piedmont habitat there. The gardens she tends represent plant communities of the southeastern United States, and display rare and common species in a naturalistic setting. She carries out controlled burns in the habitats to simulate a natural fire regime.
Prior to joining the NCBG staff in 2000, she worked in ecological restoration in NJ and in south Florida. She earned her B.S. in Natural Resource Management, Conservation and Applied Ecology from Rutgers University.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Common Native Bees

(7-9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


The Blue Ridge Chapter invites you to attend the November 8th meeting in Boone. Our program this month will be “Common Native Bees” presented by Nancy Adamson. Join us to learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat. In North Carolina, we have about 500 native species and a few introduced species in addition to the European honey bee.  Bumble bees, mason bees, mining or digger bees, sunflower bees, carpenter bees, hibiscus bees, and leafcutter bees are all groups you can easily recognize when you slow down and take a look. Nancy’s program will highlight nesting habits to help you in supporting these diverse native pollinators.  You can view some of her video and photo montages highlighting native plants and their inhabitants at https://www.youtube.com/user/MelittologyNancy.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3rd Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and Seed/Plant/Book Swap

(7-9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Mark your calendars and start collecting and saving your native plant seeds! The 2017 Holiday Party and Seed Swap for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society will be on Wed., Dec. 13, at the Holiday Inn Express on Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

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2017 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

March 11, 2017 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
June 24, 2017 - Duke Garden, Durham
September 9, 2017 - Concord Public Library, Concord, NC
December 9, 2017 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville


Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM - Meeting Places TBD










Chapter Meetings and Events

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