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Chlorophyll In His Veins; J. C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador

Ward, Bobby J. & Roy C. Dicks, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0615324134 / ISBN 13: 9780615324135
Published by Mayapple press/BJW, Raleigh, 2009
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Title: Chlorophyll In His Veins; J. C. Raulston, ...

Publisher: Mayapple press/BJW, Raleigh

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: wraps

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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J. C. Raulston's untimely death at 56, in an automobile accident in 1996, brought to an end an exceptional life. His obituary in the New York Times described him as "a generous-spirited giant among horticulturists." At his memorial service, he was called "the linchpin of the American horticultural community."

Part one of this book chronicles the life of this complex man, from his Oklahoma boyhood, through his horticultural education and later teaching, and on to his greatest achievements: the establishment of the well-respected arboretum at N. C. State University (which now bears his name), the free plant distribution system for the nursery industry, and the mentoring of some of today's most prominent plantsmen. Raulston's outgoing public persona is contrasted with his shy private self, with background revealing the influences and pressures that produced his triumphs and his troubles.

Part two covers some of Raulston's legacy, including transcripts of several of his popular lectures, annotated listings of his plant introductions and distributions, and his personal lists of life goals and philosophies.

Tony Avent, owner of Plant Delights Nursery and a Timber Press author, says "Finally, the inspirational story of this centuries most important horticulturist can be told. Even those who knew J. C. for decades will be surprised to learn the 'rest of the story' of the man who shaped so many gardening lives."

About the Author:

Bobby J. Ward is a retired environmental scientist from Raleigh, North Carolina, who grew up on a farm in the eastern part of the state. He has an undergraduate degree in biology from East Carolina University and master's and doctoral degrees in plant physiology from N. C. State University.

Bobby is the author of two Timber Press books: "The Plant Hunter's Garden; the new explorers and their discoveries" (2004) and "A Contemplation Upon Flowers; garden plants in myth and literature" (1999). He is also co-editor of the UNC Press book "A Garden of One's Own; writings of Elizabeth Lawrence" (1997).

Bobby is a contributing editor for Horticulture magazine and has written for the publications of the Scottish Rock Garden Club and the North American Rock Garden Society, Carolina Gardener, and the Raleigh News & Observer.

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