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Mon Feb 1, 2021

Any time

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED EVENTS

The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past year which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page. Go there, follow the instructions and sit back and enjoy from our growing catalog.

Here is our list:

  • 7/14/20 - Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care
  • 7/22/20 - Dahlias
  • 1/1/21 - COOKING DEMONSTRATION: James Beard's Oatmeal Bread
  • 2/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lentil Soup

So, go to our on our Pre-recorded Events page to find out all about these.

Cost: See pre-recorded events page

Location: Pre-recorded

Sponsor: FOFA

Mon Mar 1, 2021

Anytime During the Month

VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Risi e Bisi

A RECORDED PROGRAM​

Chef Cynthia Triolo will make Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas), a traditional Italian dish similar to risotto. It is best made in early spring when fresh peas and their tendrils are available.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MARCH IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THIS RECORDING. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  Once received, you can view it at any time.

Questions?  Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

Cost: 10 members / 15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Mar 6, 2021

9:00 am

11th ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

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The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the eleventh year in a row. It's virtual this year but we have an impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field, who will cover topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. Some of the sessions will be live and others recorded so you can watch at your leisure.

The topics for the 2021 conference include:

  • Keynote speaker Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Company.
  • Ask the Experts with County Agent and Rutgers Vegetable Expert, Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Vegetable IPM Expert on Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden.
  • Food Safety in Community Gardens by County Agent Meredith Melendez.
  • Seed Starting by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas.
  • Watching The Detectives: Discovering Pests and Diseases in Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden IPM Team.
  • The Coordinator's Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden.
  • Vegetable Garden Planning for Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan.

Some of the sessions will be recorded prior to the conference so you will be able to watch them at your leisure and some will be live with a Q&A in real time on March 6. Registration for this event closes at 12pm on Friday, March 5, at which time viewing information will be forwarded to you.

This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

Questions about registering? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net. Questions about the content of this event? Contact ctriolo@co.morris.nj.us.

Cost: 25.00

Location: VIRTUAL PROGRAM VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 18, 2021

7:00 PM

VIRTUAL PLANT SALE PREVIEW

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

The Plant Sale team will preview their favorite plants ordered for the annual sale and share planting tips to help shake off your winter doldrums and look forward to our fun spring event.

Native Plants ARE BETTER: Born and Bred to Succeed in Your NJ Garden

The Plant Sale team will explore the breadth of beautiful ground covers, perennials, shrubs, and trees that will thrive in your NJ garden and focus on key features of each and their best growing conditions.

This program is FREE, but registration is required.  Please fill out the registration form by clicking here.

Please note: When you submit your registration, your ONLY confirmation will be on the screen that shows you've successfully registered. Please make a note of it. Registration will close at 12:00 pm the day of the event and a Zoom link will then be sent to your email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it by then. This program will not be recorded.

Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

Cost: Free

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 20, 2021

and Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 PM

DRAWING TULIPS IN COLORED PENCIL with Katy Lyness

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Join Katy Lyness, passionate home gardener and teacher of Botanical Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden, as she returns with a new two-part Botanical Drawing class.

As Spring starts to appear around us, learn how to use colored pencils to capture the singular beauty of the Tulip flower. This two-day workshop will cover basic drawing skills and colored pencil techniques. The first day will cover instruction and demonstration; the second day will consist of constructive critiques of the students' work.

A list of materials to purchase will be provided at registration.

The registration fee covers both classes:

     March 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and March 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Registration is limited to 16 participants.

MATERIALS LIST

Pencils

Graphite Pencils: 2 of each: 6B, 2B, HB, 2H, Faber-Castell 9000 (or any good quality brand)

Pens

Micron Pens: Set of 3 various sizes, black

Erasers

Tombow Mono Zero Refillable Eraser Round

White plastic eraser

Small kneaded eraser

Pencil Sharpener

Alvin Brass Bullet Pencil Sharperner

Any good electric pencil sharpener. Suggested brands are X-acto Powerhouse, TGHCP double hole pencil sharpener and Jarlink Electric Pencil Sharpener

Paper

Strathmore 400 Series Heavyweight Drawing Pad - 11" x 14", 24 sheets

Tracing paper: Canson Foundation Calque 11" x 14"

Canson Field Sketch ArtBooks 5: x 7" OR Moleskine Classic Sketchbook 8.25" x 5"

Colored Pencils: Faber Castell - Polychromos

Cadmium yellow lemon #205, Cadmium yellow #107, Deep scarlet red #219, Salmon #130, Middle purple pink #125, Ultramarine #120, Cobalt turquoise #153, Dark cadmium orange #115, Purple violet #136, Permanent green olive #167, Earth green yellowish #168, Chrome oxide green #278, Dark sepia #175, Dark indigo #15.

Or Prismacolor:

Reds: Process Red, Crimson Red

Blues: True Blue, Ultramarine Blue

Yellows: Lemon Yellow, Sunburst Yellow

Secondaries: Spanish Orange, Olive Green, Apple Green, Sap Green, Lime Peel Greyed Lavender and Dahlia Purple

Neutrals: French Grey 50%, Black Grape, Burnt Ochre, Ginger Root

Colorless Blender

Various:

Ruler - Clear plastic, 6" or 12"

Alvin Draftsman Duster or large makeup brush

Artist's Tape 3/4"

Florist's Frog (to support plants)

Sketch Board 15" x 16" (optional)

Selizo 5 Pcs. Embossing Stylus Set (optional)

Highly Recomended Books:

Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists

Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws

The Joy of Botanical Drawing, Wendy Hollender

The Science Behind Fowers, Dick Rauh

Also Recommended Books:

Botanical Drawing in Color, Wendy Hollender

Fundamental Graphite Techniques, Katie Lee

Colored Pencil Solution Book, Gildow & Newton

How to Draw Plants, Keith West

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, Phaidon Press

Suppliers:

www.dickblick.com

www.danielsmith.com

www.amazon.com

Cost: $35 / $50

Location: VIRTUAL PROGRAM VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Apr 1, 2021

7:00 PM

VIRTUAL PLANT SALE PREVIEW

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

The Plant Sale team will preview their favorite plants ordered for the annual sale and share planting tips to help shake off your winter doldrums and look forward to our fun spring event.

Fun and Funny Plants for Your Garden

April Fool's Day seems like the perfect time to talk about having some fun in the garden. The Plant Sales team will share some odd-looking plants to consider planting. It could be their flower or fruit or growth habit. Time to shift your attention from the fire pit and have some living focal points in your garden this year!

This program is FREE, but registration is required.  Please fill out the registration form by clicking here.

Please note: When you submit your registration, your ONLY confirmation will be on the screen that shows you've successfully registered. Please make a note of it. Registration will close at 12:00 pm the day of the event and a Zoom link will then be sent to your email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it by then. This program will not be recorded.

Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

Cost: Free

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Apr 1, 2021

Anytime in April

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: LOVELY LEEKS

RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Leeks are one of those vegetables we don't use often enough. They pair beautifully with a number of foods and are at their best this time of year. Take them on in this cooking demonstration with Cynthia Triolo, because once you know how to handle them you'll be using them regularly!

PLEASE NOTE THAT APRIL 1 IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THIS RECORDING. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. Once received you can view it at any time.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Apr 15, 2021

7:00 pm

SUBURBAN ECOLOGY: EASY GARDENING PRACTICES FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Carolle Huber, local landscape architect, will discuss some easy practices that can help you make your landscape more eco-friendly. Not only the how, but the why. From choosing plants in the spring to your fall cleanup. Plants, lawn, birds and insects and more. Sustainable design is simply good design guided by solid environmental goals. We can all have landscapes that inspire awe, while still doing right by the environment. Carolle calls this Suburban Ecology.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Master Gardener CEU.

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Apr 22, 2021

7:00 pm

THE JOY OF BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING AND WATCHING

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville, New Jersey, will provide our audience with the necessary information to make the hobby of bird feeding more enjoyable.

Topics will include the best food to offer to attract the most variety of birds, the different types of feeders available, why water and nesting boxes are so important, as well as ways to thwart those pesky sqluirrels.

Jim will also pay special attention to nesting, migrating birds and hummingbirds.

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat May 1, 2021

Anytime in May

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: BREWED TO PERFECTION

RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Tea is not just for drinking. Chef Cynthia Triolo will explore some unusual ways to cook with diferent types of tea, such as Earl Grey, Oolong, and Mint. Perfect for Mother's Day or any day really!

PLEASE NOTE THAT MAY 1 IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THIS RECORDING. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. Once received, you can view it at any time.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu May 13, 2021

7:00 pm

A VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR OF IRELAND IN MAY

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

In May of 2013, the Friends traveled to Ireland to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the southern part of the Emerald Isle. Join Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, for a reprise of that memorable trip.

Well-known public gardens like Bantry House (in the photo at right), Powerscourt and the National Botanical Gardens will be featured, along with lesser known gems and a sample of private gardens. From castles and grand estates to cottages and ruins, and from towering Rhododendrons and South American trees to Mediterranean succulents and petite rock garden specimens, we'll sample them all!

MEMBERS OF FRIENDS OF THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM - please use this link to register Non-Members please register below via the 'add to cart' button highlighted in yellow.  

Registration will close by 2pm the day of the event.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the event.

Cost: Free to Members, $10 for non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Jun 1, 2021

Anytime in June

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: RUBY RED RHUBARB

RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Technically a vegetable, we've come to think of rhubarb as a fruit because of the way it's used in most kitchens. It became extremely popular in England in the 19th Century when a new variety named 'Victoria' was introduced as a commemorative of Queen Victoria's coronation in 1837. Chef Cynthia Triolo will teach you some recipes, both old and new, that star this versatile vegetable/fruit.

PLEASE NOTE THAT JUNE 1 IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THIS RECORDING. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. Once received, you can view it at any time.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: RECORDED ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Jun 3, 2021

7;00 pm

VIRTUAL TOUR OF GARDENS IN CORNWALL AND DEVON IN JUNE

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

England is a "must see" destination for garden lovers, so the Friends set off again in June of 2017 for a visit to Cornwall and Devon.

In this program, Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, relives an unforgettable tour through large estates such as Mount Edgcumbe, Lanhydrock, Heligan and Trebah, as well as smaller private gardens.

You'll learn about the rich history of the gardens while enjoying views of the lush borders in early summer.

MEMBERS OF FRIENDS OF THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM - please use this link to register.  Non-Members please register below via the 'add to cart' button highlighted in yellow.  

Registration will close by 2pm the day of the event.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the event.

Cost: Free to Members, $10 for non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 13, 2021

4:00 PM

FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY ANNUAL MEETING

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Peter Nitzsche, Morris County's Agricultural Agent and New Jersey's small fruit expert, presents "Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden". Nothing quite compares to the flavor of a fresh, ripe, locally grown stawberry. Luckily, strawberries are one of the easier fruits to grow in the home garden. Learn a bit more about growing strawberries, a few tips and tricks to maximize the harvest, and about pests and problems you might encounter along with how to manage them.

Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, please register here by Friday, June 11 at 2pm.  You should receive a confirmation on your screen after you submit your registration.  Please make a note of it in your calendar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the event.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Master Gardener CEU.

Following Peter's talk, enjoy a new Strawberry Cooking Demonstration just for members with resident chef, Cynthia Triolo.

Cost: Free to Members, but registration is required

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Jun 24, 2021

7:00 PM

GOOD BUGS OR - BAD BUGS! WHO'S WHO?

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Figuring out who the beneficial insects are and who the pests are can be confusing.

Join Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, as she helps sort it out and discusses some management strategies that may help you strike the right balance.

Cost: $10 / $15

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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