JC Raulston Arboretum – New Gardens Manager

Congratulations to NC plantsman and friend Doug Ruhren, who was just named the new Gardens Manager for the JC Raulston Arboretum.  Doug has volunteered in the perennial border at the arboretum for nearly 30 years, among full-time stints at Chatwood Camellia Gardens, Montrose, Daniel Stowe Botanic Garden, and the American Camellia Society headquarters.  As an independent garden designer, Doug’s work is only display at other gardens and nurseries around the country.  We look forward to seeing Doug’s transformative gardening/design skills throughout the arboretum’s amazing collections.   

2 thoughts on “JC Raulston Arboretum – New Gardens Manager

  1. I have a butterfly ginger lily which I planted in a container. It has not bloomed eversince I replanted it over a year now. I see healthy leaves growing. It must be over 2 feet high now. It is in the full sun and I water it everyday. Should dig it out and replant them? Since I live in an apartment I can only plant in containers.

    • Ginger lilies (hedychium) in containers should never be allowed to drop to freezing, so you’ll need to find a way to protect it overwinter. You should be able to remove it from the container, remove the foliage, and store it in a bag of dry peat moss during the winter, but the temps would need to be around 50 to store well. Good luck.

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