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Scheduled Events Listed By Chapter

(See the Events by Other Groups page for even more events.)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Celebrating Native Plants with Members Sharing Photos & Seeds or Starts

(7 p.m., but we welcome folks to arrive early to chat)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter


(Barbara’s buttons with its seed protector, by Nancy Lee Adamson)

Join us to share photos, food, and stories of our native plant adventures and encounters. Members and anyone interested in native plants are welcome to all our meetings. Don’t worry if you haven’t been saving seeds—there are always plenty to share. If you have photos or food to share, please click on “Read More!”

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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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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Bizarre Natives with Larry Mellichamp

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

Hey, wildflower gardener! Are you bored with your borages, complacent with your colic-root, and tired of your tiarellas? Then take a walk on the wild side with Dr. M and experience some of the extraordinary behavior of some of our most beautiful and interesting Southeastern native plants. Get hit with a pie while you shop, experience a pitcher plant eating a moth, learn why bees buzz, see an ant eat the top off a toadshade seed, marvel at the mop-top hairdo on a twinleaf seed, wade in water up to your @$$ to see a prostrate pitcher plant, and feel the thrill of finding little flies in the throat of a forgiving pipevine flower. Native plants can be weird and wonderful, and you can grow them and watch right in your own backyard.

Dr. Larry Mellichamp is recently retired Professor of Botany and Horticulture and was director of the Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Larry is an expert on native plants of all kinds, and has received several teaching awards and written several books, including the recent Native Plants of the Southeast…the best species for the garden (Timber Press, 2014) and Bizarre Botanicals (2010 with Paula Gross). He is the 2016 recipient of the Tom Dodd, Jr. Plantsman Award of Excellence from the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference.


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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