In the 1970s, J.C. Raulston noticed that America was landscaped with the same 40 plants and set about to change that. Learn how this one man changed the face of our landscapes today by exposing us to newer and different plants. The late Dr. Raulston, professor at NC State University, or J.C., as he was known to his students, was indeed a horticultural ambassador with the ability to enchant anyone. Author, Bobby J. Ward tells the tale of J.C. successes. The JC Raulston Arboretum, in Raleigh, bears his name today.