Friends of Boone County Arboretum

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THANK YOU!

We would like to thank all the sponsors, item donors, volunteers and attendees who made the 2017 Autumn Affair such an excellent evening once again. Our event committee will be taking a little time off, but will soon begin planning the 2018 event. Stay tuned for the date announcement in the coming months.

 

Presented by

Owen Electric Cooperative

 
 
Also sponsored by:

Eason Horticultural Resources

Spring Grove Arboretum

 

Wagstaff, Inc.

 

Sponsorship opportunities still available.

Invest in the Educational Outreach of Boone County Arboretum

Join us on this festive autumn evening as we celebrate the beauty of Boone County Arboretum. Enjoy live music, food by the bite, fine wine and craft beer.

Our featured presentation this year will be given by Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer - a phenomenal pleasure garden near Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Thomas will present "The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer" and "Tried-and-True Plants of Chanticleer."

Bill Thomas and the Scott Medal

Mr. Bill Thomas accepting the Scott Medal and Award, March 2017.

Take part in the largest rare and unusual plant auction in the region - a list of auction items will be included on this page as the event draws near. There will also be a "garden gift shop" with items ready for immediate purchase. Proceeds benefit the Educational Outreach fund of Friends of Boone County Arboretum.

 

 
Autumn Affair Event Picture

Hors d'oeuvre Menu

  • Southwest Vegetable Soup
  • Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
  • Artisan Breads
  • Mini beef tenderloin sandwich with horseradish sauce
  • Asian Turkey Meatballs
  • Cheese display with fruit and crackers
  • Endive with Boursin and asparagus
  • Szechuan vegetable wraps
  • Dessert Display

 

Autumn Affair Event Picture

Hosted by Friends of Boone County Arboretum

Friends of Boone County Arboretum is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 to support the work of Boone County Arboretum. Members are community advocates for the Arboretum, creating awareness and encouraging participation. For membership information, please visit their page, or contact us directly. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up now.)
 

 

Event Location

St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Lower Level
10272 US Route 42
Union, Kentucky 41091
Lat: 38.937554, Lon: -84.675556
Coordinates for GPS units and directions by Google are provided for convenience, however we cannot guarantee device/Google routing accuracy.


 

 

Silent Auction Items

Plants

Butterfly Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Butterfly', 10 gallon, Retail Value: $89.95, Min Bid: $30
Ryusen weeping Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Ryusen', 10 gallon, Retail Value: $85, Min Bid: $30
Shantung Maple, Acer truncatum, 10 gallon, Retail Value: $79.95, Min Bid: $30, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $14.95, Min Bid: $6
Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, 2 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $14.95, Min Bid: $6
African Fern-pine, Afrocarpus falcatus [syn. Podocarpus falcatus], 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
African Fern-pine, Afrocarpus falcatus [syn. Podocarpus falcatus], 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Voodoo Lily, Amorphophallus rivieri, tray, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Yew Dell Gardens Double Purple Columbine, Aquilegia x, 1 quart, Retail Value: $8, Min Bid: $3
Italian arum, Arum italicum, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $19, Min Bid: $7
River Cane or Canebreak bamboo, Arundinaria gigantea, 15 gallon, Retail Value: $85, Min Bid: $30
Fox Valley® Dwarf River Birch, Betula nigra 'Little King', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $68, Min Bid: $25
Pugster® Pink Butterfly Bush, Buddleia x 'SMNBDPT', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $32.99, Min Bid: $12
Profusion Bodinier beautyberry, Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Early Amethyst beautyberry, Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Aphrodite Sweetshrub, Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $42, Min Bid: $15
Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance', Group of 3 plants, 1 quart each, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Karl Fuchs Himalayan Cedar, Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $79, Min Bid: $30
New Intro to the trade, Chamaecyparis 'Gemphi', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
Chirimen Dwarf Japanese Hinoki Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen', 1 quart, Retail Value: $25, Min Bid: $9
Koster's False Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri', 2 gallon, Retail Value: $34.99, Min Bid: $12
Cloud Nine flowering dogwood, Cornus florida 'Cloud Nine', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $89.95, Min Bid: $30
Scarlet Fire® Kousa Dogwood, Cornus kousa 'Rutpink', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $65, Min Bid: $20
Cornelian cherry dogwood, Cornus mas, 7 gallon, Retail Value: $59.95, Min Bid: $20
Japanese cornelian cherry dogwood, Cornus officinalis, 7 gallon, Retail Value: $34.95, Min Bid: $12
Japanese cornelian cherry dogwood, Cornus officinalis, 7 gallon, Retail Value: $34.95, Min Bid: $12
Dwarf red-tipped dogwood, Cornus pumila, 7 gallon, Retail Value: $70, Min Bid: $25
Buttercup Winterhazel, Corylopsis pauciflora, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $23, Min Bid: $9, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Evergreen Soloman's Seal, Disporopsis pernyi, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Night Heron Chinese Fairy Bells, Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron', Group of 3 plants, 1 quart each, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Lotus Moon™ Pearlbush, Exochorda x macrantha 'Bailmoon', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $49.99, Min Bid: $18
Fountain bamboo, Fargesia nitida, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $45, Min Bid: $16
Chi Chi Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba 'Chi Chi', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $75, Min Bid: $25
Weeping Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba 'Pendula', 10 gallon, Retail Value: $90, Min Bid: $30, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Weeping Wonder Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $75, Min Bid: $25
Cutleaf ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba var. laciniata, 5 gallon, Retail Value: $44.95, Min Bid: $16
Snowqueen Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowqueen', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $49.99, Min Bid: $18
Albury Purple St Johnswort, Tutsan, Sweet-Amber, Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple', 2 gallon, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Longstalk holly, Ilex pedunculosa, 10 gallon, Retail Value: $85, Min Bid: $30, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Venus Hybrid Holly, Ilex x 'Venus', 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7, Wanted at the Arboretum.
White Chinese indigo, Indigofera decora f. alba, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Sonnenspeer Elecampane, Inula racemosa 'Sonnenspeer', 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Good Vibrations® Gold Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis 'Hegedus', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $31.5, Min Bid: $12
Pancake juniper, Juniperus horizontalis 'Pancake', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
Ping's juniper, Juniperus pingii, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria, Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $19.95, Min Bid: $7
Golden Guinea Japanese Kerria, Kerria japonica 'Golden Guinea', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $21.95, Min Bid: $8
Variegated Japanese kerria, Kerria japonica 'Picta', 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Japanese larch, Larix kaempferi, 5 gallon, Retail Value: $49, Min Bid: $18
Star magnolia, Magnolia stellata, 7 gallon, Retail Value: $57.95, Min Bid: $20
Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Hamlet's Broom Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Hamlet's Broom', 6 gallon, Retail Value: $199, Min Bid: $70
Schirrmann's Nordlicht dwarf dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht', 2 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Affirmation Daffodil, Narcissus x 'Affirmation', 1 quart, an exhibition cultivar, Retail Value: $15, Min Bid: $6
Astropink Daffodil, Narcissus x 'Astropink', 1 quart, an exhibition cultivar, Retail Value: $15, Min Bid: $6
Pacific Rim Daffodil, Narcissus x 'Pacific Rim', 1 quart, an exhibition cultivar, Retail Value: $15, Min Bid: $6
Bad Hair Day Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon umbraticola, 1 quart, Retail Value: $8, Min Bid: $3
Goshiki False Holly, Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $65, Min Bid: $20
Remontii Norway Spruce, Picea abies 'Remontii', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $99, Min Bid: $30
Oriental Spruce, unnamed bird's nest form, Picea orientalis, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Oriental Spruce, Picea orientalis, 3.5' tall, balled-and-burlapped, Retail Value: $115, Min Bid: $40
Papoose Dwarf Sitka Spruce, Picea sitchensis 'Papoose', 2 gallon, Retail Value: $36.99, Min Bid: $12
Extra Blue Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis 'Extra Blue', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $59, Min Bid: $20
Valerie's song Soloman seal, Polygonatum x hybridum 'Valerie's Song', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Hardy orange, Poncirus trifoliata, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $19.95, Min Bid: $7
Hardy orange, Poncirus trifoliata, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $19.95, Min Bid: $7
Flying dragon hardy orange, Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
Fragrant [Little] Epaulette Tree, Pterostyrax hispida, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
Silverleaf Oak, Whiteleaf Oak, Quercus hypoleucoides, 1 quart, Retail Value: $15, Min Bid: $6, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Bamboo-leaf Oak, Chinese Evergreen Oak, Quercus myrsinifolia, 1 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Water Oak, Quercus nigra, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
General Pulaski English Oak, Quercus robur 'General Pulaski', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $70, Min Bid: $25, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Japanese Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Japanese Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica, 3 gallon, Retail Value: $20, Min Bid: $7
Curly Babylon Weeping Willow, Ram's Horn Willow, Salix babylonica 'Crispa', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $39, Min Bid: $14
Dwarf Japanese Umbrella Pine, Sciadopitys verticillata 'Picola', 3 gallon, Retail Value: $129, Min Bid: $45
Common [Blue Ridge] Carrion Flower, Smilax lasioneura, Group of 4 plants, 1 quart each, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Marley's Pink® Japanese Snowbell, Styrax japonicus 'JLWeeping', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $51, Min Bid: $18
Tetracentron, Tetracentron sinense, Group of 3 plants, 1 quart each, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Whipcord Western Arborvitae, Thuja plicata 'Whipcord', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $44.95, Min Bid: $16
Voodoo Lily, Typhonium venosum [syn Sauromatum venosum], Tray, Retail Value: $24, Min Bid: $9
Dark Tower Blackhaw Viburnum, Viburnum prunifolium 'WFHdartow', 7 gallon, Retail Value: $150, Min Bid: $50, Wanted at the Arboretum.
Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus, 5 gallon, Retail Value: $55, Min Bid: $20
RazzMatazz™ Grape, Vitis rotundifolia x Vitis vinifera '05-22-3-27', 5 gallon hanging pot, Retail Value: $70, Min Bid: $25
Yellow flowered weigela, Weigela subsessilis 'Canary', 5 gallon, Retail Value: $37.95, Min Bid: $14, Wanted at the Arboretum.

Plant Groupings

Native Plant Garden, New England Aster (1 gallon), Blue Eyed Grass (1 gallon), Heuchera villosa (1 gallon), River Oats (1 gallon), pachysandra allegheniensis (tray), Retail Value: $60, Min Bid: $20

Photos

Bunny Photo Print, A baby bunny peers out from under a shrub, 5"x7" print, matted to 8"x10", Min Bid: $13
Crescent Butterfly Photo Print, A butterfly drinking nectar from a hydrangea bloom, 5"x7" print, matted to fit an 8"x10" frame, Min Bid: $13
Dewdrop Daisy Photo Print, A daisy with dew highlighted by the early morning sun, 6"x9" print, matted to fit an 11"x14" frame, Min Bid: $15
Great American Solar Eclipse Composite Photo Print, A composite image of 25 stages of the Aug 21 total solar eclipse, including the "diamond ring" as totality ended, 8"x17.5" panoramic print, matted to fit a 10"x20" frame, Min Bid: $30
Horsechestnut Photo Print, A ruby red horsechestnut in full bloom on a foggy morning, 8"x12" print, matted to 12"x16", Min Bid: $14
Magnolia Photo Print, A white southern magnolia flower against glossy dark green leaves, 5"x7" print, matted to 8"x10", Min Bid: $13
Turtle Photo Print, A snapping turtle gathering some warmth on the trail, 5"x7" print, matted to 8"x10", Min Bid: $13

Other Items

Backyard Bird Feeding Kit, Bird feeder and seed, hummingbird feeder and nectar packet, and a Birds of Kentucky book, Retail Value: $150, Min Bid: $50
Cylindrical turquoise pot, 3' tall, glazed and high-fired so it can stay outside all winter, Retail Value: $119, Min Bid: $40
Fall Fun Basket, Crestview Hills Town Center Gift Card, Fall-themed Decorations, Cider, Retail Value: $50, Min Bid: $18
Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece, A fall gnome scene, inside a decorative pumpkin, Retail Value: $40, Min Bid: $14
Gardener's Delight Basket, Gardening Books, Miracle-Gro Fertilizers, Lotion, 2-in-1 Knife and cutting board, Retail Value: $85, Min Bid: $30
Gardening Tools Basket, Soil Knife, Sheath Knife, Kneeling Pad, Bypass Pruner, Work Gloves, Equipment Tub/Tote, Retail Value: $100, Min Bid: $30
Handcrafted glass butterfly, Manufactured by Kitras Art Glass, Retail Value: $35, Min Bid: $12
It's an Autumn Affair Wine Basket, Cynthiana Wine: Brianza, Cracker Barrel gift card, votive candles and holders, glass leaf plates, tea, serving bowl, paper plates and napkins, Retail Value: $114, Min Bid: $40
Italian Meal Basket, Olive Wood Cutting Board, Four each: Bowls/ Placemats/ Napkins, Basket Tray, Onyx Tea Candle Holder, Sandalwood/Ginger Candle, Astari Bruschettini, Pasta alla Putanesca, Dolcetto Chocolate Gourmet Cookies, Pereg Gourmet Soup Mix, Ranieri Basil Olive Oil, Retail Value: $137, Min Bid: $45
Keeneland and Bourbon Basket, 6 Box Tickets to Keeneland for Oct. 28, Maker's Mark Cheese Tray w/Knife, Maker's Mark Wax Seal Set, Book: "Crown Jewels of Thoroughbread Racing," Maker's Mark Bourbon, Portofino Cigar, Retail Value: $260, Min Bid: $90
Teeth Whitening Package, A teeth-whitening treatment, large drinking cup, reusable grocery bag, mini-squash, and a green tub, Retail Value: $500, Min Bid: $180
The Farmstand Market Basket, Gift certificate from The Farmstand Market & Café, Scott’s Pumpkin/ Squash/ Gourd, Honey from Gruelle Farm, Retail Value: $65, Min Bid: $20
Wind Spinner, Red and yellow spinning flower, 13" diameter, made by Kaleidoscope Outdoor Kinetic Art, Retail Value: $49.5, Min Bid: $18
Wine & Accessories Basket, 12 Hands "Hot to Trot" Red Blend, 12 Hands Pinot Grigio, Cup Cake Pinot Noir, Brookstone Automatic Wine Opener, Trudeau Aerating Pourer, Enamel "sling" Wine bottle holder, BYO 2 bottle Wine bag, 2 Stainless Wine Stoppers, Kentucky Blue Beverage Tub, Retail Value: $110, Min Bid: $40
Wine & Cheese Time Basket, Cheese cutting board, cutter, serving plate, Oak Leaf white zinfadel, Cynthiana Wine: Brianza, wine towel, almond Roca candy, Retail Value: $71, Min Bid: $25
Winter Holiday Basket, A winter fairy garden scene, in a basket, Retail Value: $55, Min Bid: $20