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Brandon Hopper

Sep 30, 2016

Lupin Blooms!

The stinky flower bloomed and it only took 13 years!  Brandon Huber, a horticultural science master’s student, was thrilled to see and smell his Amorphophallus titanum bloom recently. Known commonly as a corpse flower, the bloom created quite a stink. Many spectators came for the smell alone, but the titum arum is also known for… 

Aug 31, 2016

2016 Fall Plant Sale at NC Museum of Art

The fall semester is back in full swing, and with that comes the Pi Alpha Xi fall plant sale!  Pi Alpha Xi, or PAX, has two plant sales every year at which they sell trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, vegetables, houseplants and more.  Profits are donated to horticultural non-profits, charities, and scholarships.  This year will… 

Dr. J.C. Raulston

Aug 31, 2016

Dr. J.C. Raulston Inducted into 2016 Raleigh Hall of Fame

Dr. J.C. Raulston will be inducted posthumously into the Raleigh Hall of Fame on October 3, 2016 in downtown Raleigh. Dr. Raulston encouraged his students, colleagues and friends to “plan and plant for a better world.” He did just that himself when he founded an arboretum in 1976 as a faculty member of NC State University’s… 

Jun 29, 2016

Barking Up The Right Tree

Aged pine bark is the one of the most common organic substrate components in the US, with bark from loblolly and longleaf pines being the most prominent in the southern U.S.  Aging is a modified composting process (no nitrogen source added) in which the bark is piled on the ground in windrows and allowed to… 

Dr. Tom Kon

Jun 29, 2016

Tom Kon Appointed New Apple Physiologist

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tom Kon has accepted the position of Multi-State Apple Physiologist in our department and will begin work at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center on September 1st. Tom is finishing his PhD at Penn State this summer. 

Jun 29, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum 2016 Summer Interns

A special welcome to the JC Raulston Arboretum’s summer interns!  When you visit the arboretum, be sure to say hello to these NC State University students, who are working alongside JCRA staff this summer. In addition to helping with the very large job of maintaining a public garden, they are very busy propagating plants for the JCRA… 

May 26, 2016

Online Plant Identification Courses

Do you want to learn how to identify and appreciate commonly used landscape plants on your own schedule? The NC State University Department of Horticultural Science has partnered with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to provide a unique fully online survey of plants. Our three plant identification courses will expose you to plants that can… 

May 26, 2016

Student Landscape Design with Community Engagement

Service Learning and Community Engagement with the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Veteran’s Memorial Garden: Impacts of the HS 401 Landscape Design There are many ways design faculty implement community engagement. There is little evaluation about the different ways these efforts may impact student learning or the community satisfaction. 

Dr. Jeanine Davis

May 26, 2016

Dr. Davis Elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science

Dr. Jeanine M. Davis was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. This is the 53rd Annual Class of Fellows to receive this distinction in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science, profession, or industry of horticulture. 

May 26, 2016

May 2016 Awards & Honors

Tom Ranney, 2016 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Researcher Award Julia Kornegay, 2016 ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Jeanine Davis, Fellow, ASHS Craig Yencho, 2016 Outstanding Global Engagement Award Paul Fantz (et al.), 2015 ASHS Outstanding Ornamental Publication Award Environmental Award in Education Tracy Thomasson, Outstanding Senior Joshua Henry, Altman Family Scholarship, American…